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Analysis and comments on The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

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Comment 479 of 899, added on May 18th, 2007 at 12:54 AM.

This poem contain the form of four stanzas of five lines.The rhymes are
strict and masculine, with exception of the last line. The poem is ironic
and symbolic, which reflected choices we have to make in our life.

Alice Hsu from United States
Comment 478 of 899, added on May 17th, 2007 at 11:03 PM.

The poem "The Road Not Taken" symbolizes the choices we have to make in
life. We can either take the path that everyone else takes, or we can
choose to take the path that is rarely taken. The path that most people
take might not be the right one, but many people are too afraid to take a
risk. In the poem the man takes the green path, but then he realizes that
he made a wrong turn and decides to take the other road ( the road not
taken, hence the name of the poem).

Roxy Nazari from United States
Comment 477 of 899, added on May 17th, 2007 at 8:38 PM.

In the poem the Road Not Taken it symbolizes choices one must make in life.
The metaphor in the poem is saying that you can take one of two paths,
either the one commonly taken or the one never explored. The person in this
poem chooses the road never taken, hence the name of the poem.

jake harrison from United States
Comment 476 of 899, added on May 17th, 2007 at 2:54 AM.

I believe that this poem is all about making choices in life. We decide or
choose a path that we think is better in the long run. In the poem, Robert
Frost chose the path he thought was green only to find out that this path
was not as green as it seemed at the start. In the same manner, we may
choose something we thought would benefit us, only to find out that we made
the wrong decision. Frost also said that we can still go back to the other
road or that we can choose to change or rectify our mistake but we cannot
change the past anymore.

Jan Alvaro from United States
Comment 475 of 899, added on May 17th, 2007 at 2:06 AM.

I believe that this poem is all about making choices in life. We decide or
choose a path that we think is better in the long run. In the poem, Robert
Frost chose the path he thought was green only to find out that this path
was not as green as it seemed at the start. In the same manner, we may
choose something we thought would benefit us, only to find out that we made
the wrong decision. Frost also said that we can still go back to the other
road or that we can choose to change or rectify our mistake but we cannot
change the past anymore.

Jan Alvaro from United States
Comment 474 of 899, added on May 17th, 2007 at 12:33 AM.

"The Road Not Taken", WAS ABOUT A MAN THAT WAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO CHOSE THE
ROAD HE WANTS TO TAKE,MAKING THE ROADS BECOME A SYMBOLISM OF PATHS IN LIFE
ITSELF. HE DEVATES WHICH PATH HE SHOULD TAKE, THE ONE EVERYONE TAKES OR THE
ONE THAT NOT MANY HAVE TAKEN BEFORE. THIS RELATES TO MOST OF THE SITUATIONS
THAT EVERYONE GOES THROUGH IN LIFE BECAUSE LIFE IS ALL ABOUT MAKING THE
RIGHT DESICIONS. AT THE END, HE DESIDES TO TAKE TO ROAD THAT NOT MANY TAKE
BECAUSE HE WANT TO FIGURE OUT LIFE BY HIMSERLF WITH THE CONSECUENCES.

JOHANNA ARROYO from United States
Comment 473 of 899, added on May 15th, 2007 at 9:11 PM.

In the peom, The road not taken, I believe that the peom is a metaphor to
life. There are two routes in life you can take. The easy route or the
route less teraveled. If you take you route less taken you will get much
much more out of life and experience things that the average person would
never get to experience.

Ryan Neidig from United States
Comment 472 of 899, added on May 10th, 2007 at 8:51 PM.

THIS POEM CONVEYS US A VERY MEANINGFUL&INSPIRING MESSAGE.IT SAYS THAT IN
PRIME TIME OF EVERY PERSON'S LIFE,HE HAS TO CHOOSE THE TRAIL HE WISHES TO
TAKE IN LIFE.IN THE POEM THE DIVERGING ROAD HAS BEEN COMPARED TO JOURNEY OF
LIFE.ALL OF US HAVE TO MAKE ONE PRIME DECISION &HAVE TO FOLLOW IT , BEARING
ITS UPS & DOWNS AND WHO KNOWS THAT AFTER A LONG STRUGGLE ONE MAY BE
SUCCESFUL & FAMOUS. AS IT IS TRUELY SAID THAT "SUCESS &FAME COME ONE'S WAY
ONLY AFTER TRUE HARD WORK &DEDICATION.


Jessica Graham from United States
Comment 471 of 899, added on May 10th, 2007 at 6:39 PM.

I think this poem is about a man who has these two groups of people that he
"belongs" to. Then the two groups start fighting. And this man has to chose
whose side to be on. He choses one then changes his mind. Then he changes
his mind again and decides not to fight. That it's not worth it.

Jessica Graham from United States
Comment 470 of 899, added on May 9th, 2007 at 1:59 PM.

The Road Not Taken had an emotional impact on me. The poem talking about
choosing which path to choose and being uncertain where it leads to,
parallels to my life. As a teenager I am going through those same
emtotions and also chosing what path I want to follow.

Alyssa Sasaki 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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