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Analysis and comments on The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

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Comment 51 of 1111, added on November 12th, 2004 at 3:14 PM.

Hi all.."the road not taken" is truly inspirational..simple words, complex
idea..that is the core of this exceptional poem which is timeless.

Annapurna Chandra from United States
Comment 50 of 1111, added on November 12th, 2004 at 2:38 PM.

i would like to know one thing is this poem ment to be a story wisetail or
a plot for people to fallow? it seems that life is twisted and that is what
leads us all. No? we all look for ansers and others to show us the way but
there is no point in that. for they know what we know. so what is it that
we know? i can't say but it is the last thing on my mind befor i close my
eyes. so it is the last thing on your mind. think for the time being but
the is no ansers in the places we look. In all peaces of writing teachers
tell us to look for meaning but is there any?

kevin from Canada
Comment 49 of 1111, added on November 12th, 2004 at 12:18 PM.

it seems my life has lead me hear to think and that there was only to paths
in life but it can be said they will meet but will not end and someone will
take the path you didn't there is an end with out an end. and a path with
out happyness.
there is no need for words in the lost part of the woods.

Bradly from Canada
Comment 48 of 1111, added on November 12th, 2004 at 10:50 AM.

I've read some of the comments on this particular poem and while I have no
wish to denigrate them, I do wish that the poem along with some of his
other work such as 'Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening' were read in the
spirit that they were probably written in. Just read them as pictures
drawn by an observant countryman, without analysing the rivets out of them.

David J Lavisher from United Kingdom
Comment 47 of 1111, added on November 10th, 2004 at 12:07 PM.

I personaly think this is an inspiring wonderful poem!

Starfox from United States
Comment 46 of 1111, added on November 9th, 2004 at 7:59 AM.

The road not taken

ion ionela
Comment 45 of 1111, added on November 9th, 2004 at 1:48 PM.

The road not taken to me is a metaphor about life, where many often choose
the path travelled by most but if you chose the road not taken, it will
make make all the difference. We should all try it some times. Robert Frost
gave advice that can be used by many ages and ages to come.

Mira from Kenya
Comment 44 of 1111, added on November 3rd, 2004 at 7:42 PM.

THIS POEM IS VERY MEANINGFUL.
By saying that way leads on to way in my opinion means that which way we
choose is on us. We can either choose right over wrong or wrong over right
and once we have made the choice we can not go back.

SK from United States
Comment 43 of 1111, added on November 3rd, 2004 at 5:36 PM.

The meter on this poem is really odd, and gave me some trouble with the
scaning. Can anyone offer help there?

As for meaning, I thing that this poem is about life's choices and how we
view them, both at the time we make them and in hindsight. He is decisive
at the moment of choice, telling himself he can come another day, yet he
knows it's not likely to happen. It is only much later that he thinks
wistfully of the road not taken, wondering, much like a TV show contestant,
what was behind door number two.

Chris from United States
Comment 42 of 1111, added on November 2nd, 2004 at 8:16 PM.

Finally, someone who validates my interpretation of the poem. I too, have
always thought fdbfgnghmhjk,ghbdrtgrtherg. I just couldn't put it into
words. Thanks dick. I'm glad we both disagree with asshole. When he
says, rehnyutliop'rtygyhuliujhyjktuikuti he just proves his ignorance,
though at least he gets his ideas across more concisely than the brilliant
jellyroll.

Giles 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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