The Road Not Taken Essay | Carpe Diem as a Theme in Poetry

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Carpe Diem as a Theme in Poetry

Summary: Provides an analysis of two poems, To the virgins, To make much of time (Robert Herrick) and The Road not Taken (Robert Frost). Explores the theme of 'carpe diem' in each poem.
The theme of carpé diem in poetry reminds us to `seize the day' and truly treasure every experience. Every day, opportunities await us and we must decide whether to take the chance or play it safe. The poems I will be discussing in my essay remind us of this and urge us to make the most of life. Poetry, like most of literature, goes through periods of change. In the seventeenth century, poetry began to move away from humanism and began to explore the everyday person's thoughts and feelings. Robert Herrick was one of the many poets who wrote during this time of change. His poem `To the virgins, To make much of time' is a good example of the carpé diem theme in poetry.

Robert Herrick- To the Virgins, To make much of time

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