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Analysis and comments on The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

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Comment 111 of 1171, added on April 19th, 2005 at 3:33 PM.

The Road not Taken By is a poem that deals with desicion macking. In life
you have many chooses you either choose to go with the crowde or you take a
stand and make your own decision about things. This poem is a great poem
based on the facts of which road you are tacking and the decisions yuo make
in life.

Matt Benton from United States
Comment 110 of 1171, added on April 19th, 2005 at 2:03 AM.

I think this poem speaks to the idea of a person being true to himself or
herself. It says, though I am like others ("just as fair," "equally lay"
), I must chose my own way in the world, and not necessarily go where
others have gone before, or even where others usually go. And in the
course of my life, being true to myself (taking the road less traveled)
“has made all the difference.”

Devon Stavrowsky from United States
Comment 109 of 1171, added on April 18th, 2005 at 11:43 AM.

This poem has inspired me because I have been in situations that I didn't
know which direction to go. I have a close friend that wants me to take
this job with him, and I know that most kids my age would take it, but I
know that the rode I'm taking everything will work out just as good.
I would recommand this poem to anyone...maybe my friend.

matt from United States
Comment 108 of 1171, added on April 18th, 2005 at 10:43 AM.

I really love this poem. I was once chosen to reite this poem by heart in
the sixth grade when I read it I fell in love with it. I really recommend
this poem to evreyone. It's a little something for when you're felling
stressed out.

Jessica Marie from United States
Comment 107 of 1171, added on April 15th, 2005 at 12:07 AM.

This poem is a really good one, and i really liked it, i would recemend it
to anyone

Thomas from United States
Comment 106 of 1171, added on April 14th, 2005 at 9:21 PM.

This is a really cool poem because I feel that I would have choosen the
same road.

Michaela from United States
Comment 105 of 1171, added on April 14th, 2005 at 8:13 PM.

Who is the publishing company for this poem??

Will from United States
Comment 104 of 1171, added on April 10th, 2005 at 4:36 PM.

I have never been too interested in poetry before,being 13, but now that I
am doing this school project and I've learned to like it.

This is the first poem i have read that really spoke to me. I interpreted
it saying that there are many ways to do something,even though a lot of
those ways may seem the same. People usually take the road others have
taken before them. yet sometimes it isn't the best road to take. So by
taking the right "road" it could be the most fulfilling in the end.
There-for being proud of you your choice.

Grady from United States
Comment 103 of 1171, added on April 9th, 2005 at 10:10 PM.

i really like this poem, its helped me alot in life about decisons, and
that jsut go with your instinct, i often refer to this poem for that kinda
stuff. Robert Frost is a really talented author, but i like this poem of
his the best.

Emily from Canada
Comment 102 of 1171, added on April 9th, 2005 at 5:38 PM.

If you look carefully, you will see that the two roads are actually pretty
much the same ("just as fair," "equally lay"). In the last stanza, the
speaker is recalling the experience and glorifying the past. He now
remembers that one of the roads was less travelled by and is proud that he
took it. I believe Frost is commenting on our habit of sentimentalizing
our past decisions. Beneath our false memories lies our regret and fear
that we might have made the wrong decision. Ultimately, beneath the
speaker's false pride is a sad wondering about the road not taken. The
speaker is probably not aware of this sadness, since he, like most people
who read this poem, tends to miss the details and continues to lie to
himself and others about his failure to live in the moment. What do you
think?

jordan from United States

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Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 1. The Road Not Taken
Volume: Mountain Interval
Year: 1916
Added: Feb 1 2004
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