The Road Not Taken: Symbolism & Analysis


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'The Road Not Taken' was written by…

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1. Which of these is NOT a thematic element symbolized in 'The Road Not Taken'?

2. The path 'less traveled' and so 'grassy and want(ing) wear' represents our desire for…

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

It's only human to wonder what might have been? In 'The Road Not Taken', a narrator has chosen a path in the woods, and reflects on his decision. Use the quiz/worksheet combo to solidify your knowledge of the symbolism and language the poem employs to address the emotional ambiguity of life choices in this classic poem.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on vocabulary and concepts such as:

  • Information about the author
  • Symbols that illustrate the theme
  • Interpretation of lines
  • Message of the poem

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most significant information from the related literature lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge gained about 'The Road Not Taken'
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of the poem to interpret lines and symbolism

Additional Learning

To learn more about this poem, review the following lesson, 'The Road Not Taken': Symbolism & Analysis. The objectives addressed include:

  • Know the author and publication date of the poem
  • Understand how 'The Road Not Taken', addresses a theme central to the human condition
  • Recognize the themes present in the symbols and word choices of the author
  • Analyze the meaning of pivotal lines in the poem
  • Understand how the 'road not taken' is central to the theme