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Analysis and comments on The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

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Comment 434 of 984, added on April 21st, 2007 at 2:51 PM.

i loved this peom, it reminds me of my life

michael from Bahamas
Comment 433 of 984, added on April 20th, 2007 at 9:37 AM.

Yo, dog. this poem reminds me of that sweet love i made last night.

ohhhhhh yahhhh



G-Dog from United States
Comment 432 of 984, added on April 12th, 2007 at 2:23 PM.

Threw Life

in my eyes bright the reflection of a new beatiful dawn. the water wring
between my fingers. like the sweet honey of the bee's. then i pick a rose
with thorns i cut myself but i support. my path was further but i reach one
of them.and there is where i found the love and the pain. it takes me time
to know that in the world you have to choose between good or bad. my advice
is to open your eyes to look depth in life.
by: yaneth Hernandez* it really relates with my poem? some people do some
doesn't

Yaneth* from United States
Comment 431 of 984, added on April 10th, 2007 at 9:12 PM.

To Kaila,

I'm not sure if you're still wondering, but by saying "how way leads on to
way", Frost explains that whatever road you have chosen will lead to
another crossroad, another way. Meaning that the choices we make at the
moment eventually lead to more choices, and those second choices depend on
the first we made. So that is why we cannot go back and choose something
else, we just have to keep going with what we have.




Olga
Comment 430 of 984, added on April 10th, 2007 at 8:26 PM.

Ok People this is about how you are supposed to make choices in ur life u
can't pick both roads can u NO!!!! U can only pick one That is what it is
about you have to make tough decisions in ur life

Candy from United States
Comment 429 of 984, added on April 4th, 2007 at 10:08 PM.

i need some material about the commment on the metaphor in this poem. if
you have any, could you please send it to my e-mail. thank you bvery much!

mary xu from China
Comment 428 of 984, added on March 31st, 2007 at 10:26 AM.

It is interesting how a poetry can write about descicions and choises in
live. I think Robert Frost is great in writing poems, Im reading right now
the poem The Road Not Taken and is very Cautivated of how you can make a
descicion in live and thin in the responsabilities we have. Now that Im in
10 grade in the high School reading the poem is also a form of Knowing
analisis and interpretation os poems to.

Vangie- Puerto Rico
Comment 427 of 984, added on March 29th, 2007 at 8:12 PM.

I really dont understand what robert frost means with the phrase "how way
leads on to way"... can someone please explain me please.

Kaila
Comment 426 of 984, added on March 29th, 2007 at 2:03 PM.

I have to write an analysis on this poem for my english class. Not only is
it my favorite poem but I think it has an amazing meaning. Life is about
choices...and this poem is too. The only thing I want to know is if Frost
believes the choice that was made was good....or bad. "difference" is the
word he uses...but it's sooooo vague. Also he says "sigh"...But I don't get
if it's a happy sigh or a distressed sigh

Dani Rayeet if from United States
Comment 425 of 984, added on March 29th, 2007 at 1:40 PM.

The first poem in Frost's book "Mountain Interval", "The Road Not Taken,"
has long been a favorite. Like many of his poems it seems simple, but it is
not excatly striaghtforward, and even perceptive readers have disagreed
over its best interpretation. It looks like a personal peom about a
decision of vast importance, but there is evidence to the contrary both
inside and outside the poem. Frost has created a richly mysterious reading
experiance out of a marvekous economy of means.

The first significant thing about "The Road Not Taken" is its title,
which presumably refers to an unexcersized option-something about which the
speaker can only speculate. The traveler comes to a fork in the road
through a "yellow wood" and wishes he could somehow manage to "travel both"
routes; he rejects that aspiration as impractical, however, at least for
the day at hand. The road he selects us "the one less traveled by,"
suggesting the desision of an individualist, someone little inclined ti
follow the crowd. Almost imediatley, however, he seems to contradict his
own judgement: "Through as for that passing there/ Had worn them really
about the same." The poet appears to imply that the desicion is based on
evidence that is, or comes close to being, an illusion.

The contradictions continue. He decides to save the first, (perhaps)
more traveled route for another day, but then confesses that he does not
think if probable that he will return, implying that this seemingly casual
and inconsequential choice is really likely to be crucial-one of the
choices of life that involve commitment or lead to the necessity of other
choices that will divert the traveler forever from the original stopping
place. In the final stanza, the traveler says that he will be "telling
this with a sigh," which may connote regret. His choice, in any event,
"has made all the difference." The tone of this stanza, coupled with the
the title, strongly suggests that the traveler, if not regretting his
choicem at least laments the possibilities that the necessity of making a
choice leaves unfulfilled.



That is all I have time for, but should be sufficient.

thank you

Nostradomis from China

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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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