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Analysis and comments on The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

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Comment 596 of 1116, added on May 9th, 2009 at 3:02 PM.

I just had to find a poem and memorize it for my American Lit class and I
found that The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost was perfect. It gives a
positive, as well as powerful message to its readers. Robert Frost's poetry
is exceptional.

Jen H from United States
Comment 595 of 1116, added on May 7th, 2009 at 1:46 AM.

The Road Not Taken has a very important message. Robert Frost knew what the
best achievments, and the satisfaction of success from a hard earned path.
Simply that the path not taken is a challenge, and will be more difficult
than the road that everyone else uses. But that road that is abandoned,
when the acomplishment of succeeding through the path, rewards are more
valuable. Robert Frost faced his problems head on, with full force. He
loved to be challenged, because when he succeeded, the goals were much more
rewarding in that feeling of success. This reminds me of Thoreau's personal
Responsibilty. If there is a challenge, then do what you beieve is necesary
to overcome the obstacles.

alex from United States
Comment 594 of 1116, added on May 7th, 2009 at 12:37 AM.

Robert Frost’s the Road Not Taken reflects on his own life and how
sometimes taking the path less taken can be more rewarding. Frost uses an
intricate rhyme scheme of A B A A B along with a very refined choice of
detailed vocabulary which makes the kind of masterpiece he is known for.
The plot in this particular story can easily be related too his own life.
Instead of taking the most common road of attending college and starting as
a columnist or journalist for local magazines, Frost decided to go too
London and begin publishing immediately, a choice which he was unsure of
its effects. The decision just like in the poem turned out to be one that
yielded great success.

Alex Mercado
Comment 593 of 1116, added on May 6th, 2009 at 11:02 PM.

On the first line of this poem Robert Frost uses color symbolism to depict
the yellow woods. In this poem he accentuates carpe diem, which means
seize the day. He uses the two different paths that he could take to allude
the decision of picking the path you want your life to follow; either
follow the norm or be persistent to strive for your own dreams where no one
has traveled before.

Tara Teran from United States
Comment 592 of 1116, added on May 6th, 2009 at 10:26 PM.

Robert Frost has its own style of poetry, rather of having to rhyme in each
poems, he went for a diminutive rhyming. In his poem "The Road Not Taken"
he indicated that man usually chooses the most raddled decision by many and
usually misses out on an opportunity they had. Saying that, once in his
life he had come across between choosing the path picked by others or the
path of new experience.

Shiermaine Francisco from United States
Comment 591 of 1116, added on May 6th, 2009 at 8:48 PM.

Like in many of his poems, Frost uses rhyme and a traditional style. In the
poem, ”The Road Not Taken” the speaker has to choose between two roads. He
decides to take the road less traveled. This poem depicts Frost’s life.
Just as everyone, Frost had to choose what path to take. He decided to go
to Dartmouth College and then become a poet. Carpe diem was the main theme
of this poem because we never know beforehand what is awaiting for us at
the end of the road we chose. This is why we have to seize the day.
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Alma Rivera
Comment 590 of 1116, added on May 6th, 2009 at 11:37 AM.

Carl Sandburg had many decisions he had to make throughout his life, as do
we all. Here, he puts into words the confusion that they can cause when
choosing the right path. He has the reader imagine they are in that persons
steps by vividly describing these 'roads' that we must take. He makes his
mark by showing how the everyday person will choose the road traveled more
freqeuntly and miss the opportunities on the other, just like Frost did.



Chris Leahy from United States
Comment 589 of 1116, added on May 6th, 2009 at 2:20 AM.

By far one of the most famous poems by Robert Frost, "The Road Not Taken"
(Frost) is a poem that describes the hardship of making decisions. Much of
Frost's life consisted of decision after decision, especially after his
father died when Frost was only 11. Rhyme is present in the poem, something
Frost did on and off throughout his whole career. His style was extremely
praised, which is the reason he won four Pulitzer Prizes. Yet all this fame
did not overrate his work, it only made it more of a classic. The poem
finishes off with the most quoted of Frost's lines "Two roads diverged in a
wood, and I-
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference." By taking the riskier road, Frost
made a smart decision.

Magali Palma from United States
Comment 588 of 1116, added on May 6th, 2009 at 12:23 AM.

In this poem Robert Frost explains how at some point everyone has to make a
choice in their life either to benefit them or not. In this poem he
explains how he chose to take the harder path that not many others have
chosen. In his life he also had to decide between many difficult choices
such as whether he should stay in Massachusetts or move to New England to
start a new. In his life he made many desicions that affect him and his
family.

Dara Ahmadnia from United States
Comment 587 of 1116, added on May 5th, 2009 at 11:11 PM.

Carl Sandburg had many decisions he had to make throughout his life, as do
we all. Here, he puts into words the confusion that they can cause when
choosing the right path. He has the reader imagine they are in that persons
steps by vividly describing these 'roads' that we must take. He makes his
mark by showing how the everyday person will choose the road traveled more
freqeuntly and miss the opportunities on the other, just like Frost did.

Chris Leahy 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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