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The Road Not Taken' by Robert

“The Road Not Taken' by Robert Frost and “Advice to my son” by Peter Meinke are poems that are similar and have a definite message for readers. Each writer is trying to emphasize how the words written can be can be applied to life. The poems are about choices and the impact that our choices have on our life's journey and ultimately how these choices have shaped our being. All of ones options have penalties and will eventually add to the course of ones voyage. Through there are a variety of language techniques; the poets are able to convey their messages. At one hand, the poems are easy to understand. At another hand, though they appear to describe very simple things, it is no doubt that they contain deeper meanings. The tone of the poems helps create meaning and atmosphere. The theme of the poems concentrates on the concept of choice but in two different aspects. Peter Meinkes poem focuses on the impact of our choices with adding advice. For instance he tells his son that the choice is there to “marry a pretty girl” but by saying “After seeing her mother” he gives advice to show a possible consequence. In Frosts poem, the two paths represent the narrator's options a person has to choose from. Once faced with these decisions, he must weigh the options and make the most favorable choice because he might have to pay the consequences also. Here no one is giving advice. Both poems show how much control we have over our own choices. Both writers have the same message and are similar and different at the same time. The difference in “Advice to My Son” is Meinke gives his son some choices in life with adding a little guidance. Meinke exhibits advice and choices for his son to make through his viewpoint. In “The road not taken” it just represents choices one person is making and he receives no advice. The person chooses the grassy path because it is more dangerous to take this road but one might find treasure at the end...

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