Wesley Edward Arnold MA. With thanks to the help of many folks to told me their memories. References and credits are being added. Please advise of any omissions.
One issue in this poem, then, is simply that of selfless giving up as opposed to keeping something for oneself. In this case the conflict is further complicated because it seems to be between something that is of little consequence to the speaker, yet vital to the tramps. The claims are not of equal weight: The last stanza, which declares the necessity for uniting vocation and avocation, love and need, work and playas the ideal way of doing a deed, does not resolve the dilemma of who should be chopping the wood.
There seems to exist a separation between love and need, work and play. Yet there is need and need: In fact the recognition on the part of the speaker is a generous and an unselfish one: Nothing on either side was said.
They knew they had but to stay their stay And all their logic would fill my head: My right might be love but theirs was need. And where the two exist in twain Theirs was the better right-agreed. CP The claim on his conscience may not have been valid or fair, but it worked all the same.
Their "logic" did fill his head as they had counted on its doing, and whether he gives up the task or not is irrelevant, for once their logic had fined his head, the pleasure in the task would be gone.
If the conflict is resolved on his terms, we must assume he will give up the task should these claims remain separate; that he will continue to do it should they be united.
Pay then was what defined it as work rather than play, that made it vital and "right. The crucial question is what will be the gain. Of what importance is it to the chopper? Loosing his soul in spending these blows on the wood is an important activity whether the wood is important or not.
In the inability of the tramps to understand his needs, Frost proves them inferior to the speaker who sees theirs. It is, once more, a matter of how one is reading the scene and what one brings to the reading. Frost reads them better than they read him. Another need that the task answers is for a physical connection, muscular exertion, pitting oneself against an earth, a tree, a nature that shows crystal teeth, that moves capriciously between March and May and back in a moment: The life of muscles rocking soft And smooth and moist in vernal heat.
CP A deed done "for. It must require poise and balance as surely as does that boy mastering birches.The mood or tone of Robert Frost's poem "The Road Not Taken" can perhaps be best described by the word nostalgia. It means looking back on the past with sentimental emotions. The poem can be. Mystery Science Theater (–) is an American TV show that mocks bad movies by riffing on their strange characters, absurd settings, and silly plot twists, interspersing erudite cultural quips with schoolboy jokes and general zaniness.
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The mood or tone of Robert Frost's poem "The Road Not Taken" can perhaps be best described by the word nostalgia. It means looking back on the past with sentimental emotions.
The poem can be.