1. A recent book by poetry critic David Orr was titled, “The Road Not Taken: Finding America in the Poem Everyone Loves and Almost Everyone Gets Wrong.” In it, Orr argues that, far from being a poem celebrating individualism and blazing one’s own path, the poem is actually about indecision and regret. Using specific details from the poem (page 233 in the text), support David Orr’s interpretation.
2. In “Stopping By Woods…”, what aural elements do you notice? What are some of the dominant language sounds and what feelings do they convey to you? Use excerpts to illustrate your points.
3. Which are your favorite poems from the haiku handout? Copy them here. What concrete image is revealed in the poem(s)? What does the imagery make you think or feel?