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Analysis and comments on The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

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Comment 586 of 936, added on May 6th, 2009 at 5:43 AM.

Robert Frost born in 1874 in San Francisco, had taken thousands of roads
cross-country and even an aventure across the Atlantic Ocean to England in
his life. I believe what poet Robert Frost was implying in this poem was
that in every humanbeings life they will face diffucult decisions. Some
hard and some a little bit easier. Furthermore, he is saying that the road
less taken, or harder but possibly much more rewarding route is bound to
pay off in the long run. It sure did for him, he moved to England in a
time where immigrants were pouring in by the millions to the U.S. In Great
Britain, he found his style of writing to make him famous in the land of
the free. This style was very traditional, and he always tried to use as
many words in everyday usage as he could.



Riley Ludwig from United States
Comment 585 of 936, added on May 4th, 2009 at 11:17 PM.

What i got out of Frost and this particular poem was how in the end it is
all up to oneself to make our decisions as critical or insignificant they
may be.One other conclusion I came to is that once we make our choices
once, there is a slim to an impossibility of going back and doing it a
second try. In his life, Frost made many choices that may have changed his
life and his career, but chose "the road less traveled by" and came to be
one of the most important and well known poets of his time, mainly for his
little or no rhyming scheme in his poetry as proven in "The Road Not
Taken".

Nacho Collazo from United States
Comment 584 of 936, added on May 4th, 2009 at 6:54 PM.

In Robert Frost's life, there were a lot of hard decisions that were made
by him and for him that were not always the easiest. When he was eleven,
his father died and his mother decided to move from sunny California all
the way to Massachusetts. When given the decision between getting a higher
education at an amazing college or going into farming, he chose farming and
took a harder road, but one that was his own choice. In this poem there is
some rhyme scheme at the end of the lines but not all of them. Also, like
in most of his poems, he uses dramatic monologue which makes the poem so
much more interesting to read. Frost always took the harder route in life,
but it paid off in the end and it shows in his poetry.

Shawnee Self from United States
Comment 583 of 936, added on May 4th, 2009 at 12:04 AM.

Robert Frost's life was full of ups and downs. In "The Road Not Take,"
Robert Frost thoroughly illustrates that life is full of decisions; some
life changing and some less significant. Frosts traditional poetry gives
his poems a straightforward message, making it manageable to correlate to.

Daniel Gibson from United States
Comment 582 of 936, added on May 3rd, 2009 at 9:18 PM.

The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost is a short poem with little to no rhyme,
with a style that makes it simple to read and relate to. It shows that in
his life he came to a crossroad and how instead of choosing the simple and
more traveled road he decided to make an adventure out of it and work a
little hard. This is something that everyone can relate to because no
matter or where you come from you will always have choices like those and
what you choose will define who you are.

Jonathan Cravens from United States
Comment 581 of 936, added on April 29th, 2009 at 6:54 PM.

Robert Frost found many subjects in New England, he moved there when he was

10. Went he went to Harvard he had to choose between writing and going to
Harvard. He would say that Harvard took away from his writing. This poem
has a very good rhyme scheme, I like the way certain lines rhyme and some
dont. Robert frost would even write poems at JFK's ignauguration. Robert
Frost had a homely philosophy of self-reliance and the road represents that

in a way. He was also had a philosophy of spiritual independance. I think
Frost intwines his philosophies into his poetry. In my opion this poem is
very influentual and shows that you can take the road that not everyone
else takes.

Stefanie Wallensack from United States
Comment 580 of 936, added on April 29th, 2009 at 6:54 PM.

Robert Frost found many subjects in New England, he moved there when he was

10. Went he went to Harvard he had to choose between writing and going to
Harvard. He would say that Harvard took away from his writing. This poem
has a very good rhyme scheme, I like the way certain lines rhyme and some
dont. Robert frost would even write poems at JFK's ignauguration. Robert
Frost had a homely philosophy of self-reliance and the road represents that

in a way. He was also had a philosophy of spiritual independance. I think
Frost intwines his philosophies into his poetry. In my opion this poem is
very influentual and shows that you can take the road that not everyone
else takes.

Stefanie Wallensack from United States
Comment 579 of 936, added on April 29th, 2009 at 1:42 PM.

Robert Frost incorperated his life it seems in this poem because he could
have stayind in college or leave. He chose to leave and just farmed but
later went back to college to increase his intelect and find more ways to
improve his writing. Many could say that they are glad to see life writen
in work to express there how they are felt or were.

Juan Jaime from United States
Comment 578 of 936, added on April 29th, 2009 at 11:57 AM.

"The Road Not Taken" is not only a reflection of Frost's own life, but a
deep philosopical depiction of human nature. His saying that "I took the
road less traveled and that has made all the difference" is not merely a
statement that he went against the odds and became a famous poet. However,
it does reflect reality in everyone's life. He is saying that as easily as
it is to go where everyone else is going, it pays off in the long run tot
tgo a seperate way, a way different than that humans would typically take.
It also says in the Bible, "Do not conform to the patterns of this world,
but be transformed by the renewing of your mind". Frost did a superb job in
incorporating scripture into his work, foe that he is my favorite poet.

Abby from United States
Comment 577 of 936, added on April 29th, 2009 at 1:49 AM.

In "The Road Not Taken" Robert Frost reflects the poem on his own life. In
this poem the road is used to show the different pathways Robert Frost
could have chosen for his career. He could have been a full time school
teacher, a farmer, or an editor in a newspaper. Instead Robert Frost took
the road less traveled and became a successful poet.


Michael McCullough 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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