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Analysis and comments on The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

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Comment 409 of 909, added on April 26th, 2006 at 10:59 PM.

The Road not Taken is about making a decision in life. There is a turning
point in every living creature where it must make a decision. The road
taken by most is a boring choice. Not going to colledge playing around,
living in poverty. Would you take that road?

oitas okki from Japan
Comment 408 of 909, added on April 26th, 2006 at 10:41 AM.

For the people that are ignorant acting like they know this poem so well,
and saying this poem was about a choice he had to make. You're wrong. This
poem isn't about him, it's about his friend in the war. Just thought I'd
set the record straight.

Caroline from United States
Comment 407 of 909, added on April 26th, 2006 at 10:40 AM.

I really like this poem, the first time I read it, I thought it was about
suicide and him not taking the easy way out by doing it, and that him
living has made all the difference. I know that's wrong but still, I love
the poem


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Steff from United States
Comment 406 of 909, added on April 25th, 2006 at 8:50 PM.

I like this poem because it shows the paths of life. It seems like the good
path he took was the one to work for, but the path he neglected to take was
the easy way out. Good poem, good poem.

CD- 12

CD from United States
Comment 405 of 909, added on April 24th, 2006 at 11:42 AM.

robert frost was probably trying to tell his readers that you never know
the out come of your personal decisions but if you "take the road less
travel" that might be the best choice for you cause the road everyone takes
you already know the out come.

lana from United States
Comment 404 of 909, added on April 22nd, 2006 at 10:31 AM.

I think that this poem is about sex and commitment. "The one less traveled
by" symbolizes a virgin woman, and Frost did not really like his experience
with this woman: "I doubted if I should ever come back".

Thank you

Holy African from Ethiopia
Comment 403 of 909, added on April 19th, 2006 at 4:12 PM.

Hi, I have to do a research paper for English class on the theme of
decisions in Robert Frost's writing. I need three or four of his poems as a
source. So far, the only poem I found focusing on decisions is "The Road
Not Taken." However, I am not too familiar with many of his poems, so if
you know of a Frost poem with decision making in it, please e-mail me!
Thanks =]

nicole from United States
Comment 402 of 909, added on April 19th, 2006 at 2:21 PM.

Well your mom never said she was taken thats for sure....i had fun
traveling her narrow paths...oh yeahhhhhhhh

She didn't mind from United States
Comment 401 of 909, added on April 15th, 2006 at 5:10 AM.

To me, (and isn't art directed at it's audience?) this poem speaks of
simply making 'your' own choices, and accepting that.

zooman_hue from Australia
Comment 400 of 909, added on April 14th, 2006 at 11:15 AM.

This comment is w.r.t. the comments being made that 'we should follow the
crowd'. There is a possibility that the speaker is in fact sighing in
relief instead of sighing with regret.

Such uncertainty in the poem can thus mean that the poet is trying to bring
out the uncertainty of the outcome of one's decisions, that one can never
be sure which is best, to follow the crowd or to take risks in life, do
something that is out of the ordinary.

Should you still be stauch-crowd fella, lemme hear any further
justifications... Thx

WZ from Singapore

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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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