Figurative Language in The Road Not Taken


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In Robert Frost's 'The Road Not Taken', the road is an extended metaphor for _____.

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1. In Robert Frost's 'The Road Not Taken', the _____ is a metaphor for choices.

2. In Robert Frost's 'The Road Not Taken', the autumn setting can be seen as a _____ of a person's later years.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Figurative language as it appears in The Road Not Taken is the main focus of this quiz and worksheet combination. Questions will ask about the road as an extended metaphor, as well as the idea that the speaker might tell a different story in several years.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can find the following subjects in the questions for the quiz:

  • The road as an extended metaphor
  • The setting in autumn
  • Imagery
  • The speaker possibly telling a different story years from now

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can give a proper definition of imagery
  • Information recall - remember what you have learned about how the speaker's story may change over time and what literary technique that represents
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer questions about the road as an extended metaphor

Additional Learning

For extra help, click on the lesson titled Figurative Language in The Road Not Taken. There, you can look into the following topics and parts of the poem:

  • 'Ages and ages hence'
  • 'Grassy' paths and 'yellow' wood
  • Consequences