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Analysis and comments on The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

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Comment 517 of 1117, added on June 19th, 2007 at 9:55 AM.

The first time that I was reading Robert Frost poem The Road Not Taken was
because of an English class that I was taking and what made it worse was
that I had to memorize the poem. After memorizing the poem I liked it and I
understand what frost was saying. In life we must take more changes in
life.

Evans from United Kingdom
Comment 516 of 1117, added on June 18th, 2007 at 8:35 PM.

The Road not taken is filled with irony and paradox, the ideas may be
contradictory, yet it is reasonable. Making the wrong decisions is always
the easiest way out and it is the way that most people choose. The moral
decisions are harder, and it is the less chosen. Every person wants the
easy way out. The great thing about doing the right way is that you learn
and doing the right thing causes long term happiness. Just as the American
society, we always try to do things the easy way as we try to fix the
world, however these things only give more problems. “Two Roads diverged in
wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that made all the
difference. ”The paradox of this poem is the road being less traveled by,
is the road to life. The road traveled by the most is the road of death.
The path to death is easy, but deadly. The path to life is hard, but it is
fruitful.

sagunutot from United States
Comment 515 of 1117, added on June 13th, 2007 at 9:05 AM.

Mr Frost had done a great job on this

George Jones from United States
Comment 514 of 1117, added on May 25th, 2007 at 1:17 PM.

I think the poem is great it made me really think about how in life you
usually have two roads and must decide on which one to take. I love things
like that because it really makes your mind start thinking about yourself
and the decisions you've made.

Mary Gonzalez from United States
Comment 513 of 1117, added on May 25th, 2007 at 12:59 PM.

I believe that Frost feels lonely. He talks about how he looks down the
road in both directions and sees nothing all the way down to the bend in
the road. Frost is using his poetry to express his feelings in real life.

josh senger from United States
Comment 512 of 1117, added on May 25th, 2007 at 10:27 AM.

This is a poem by Robert Frost that can be interpreted in many ways. There
is an ambivalence in interpreting the poem and in recognizing the writer at
a place in life in which a decision is being made. It is not specified
whether or not the journey is a spiritual one or whether the journey is
simply about life direction, but I think it is about both. Sometimes in
life the choices we make will have consequences and impacts, but in taking
a risk we will be able to arrive at a place of achievement or
enlightenment, and that in order to arrive anywhere the path we take may be
as important as the place we end up at.

Celina Williamson from United States
Comment 511 of 1117, added on May 25th, 2007 at 3:29 AM.

In this poem, it seems as if Robert Frost is talking about when in life,
you have the choice to go one of two ways, not knowing what the outcome of
both are, it is a tough decision. No matter which road you choose to take,
you will always be curious as to know what would have been, if you had
taken the other path. It is better to not stay in the past, but to look to
the future, because you cannot change the past. So it does not matter
whether or not the other road would have been a better choice.

Jillian Capdevielle from United States
Comment 510 of 1117, added on May 25th, 2007 at 2:21 AM.

In the poem nothing gold can stay is a very short but meaningful poem. he
uses the line: "Her early leaf's a flower; But only so an hour," to show
that in the begging of something that you are doing seems so right and the
good thing to do but sometimes when u get to know the thing you are talking
about it isn't what you thought it was. The main point of this is that
things start off as plan but towards the end it is the total opposite from
what you thought it would be.


chris cardinale from New Zealand
Comment 509 of 1117, added on May 25th, 2007 at 2:09 AM.

carl sandburg is known for writing about the true meaning of life. In this
essay Chicago it shows how fast pace and rugged this city is and how
everyone wants to blame other people for the problems in the city. He
depicts the city of being fast pace and that he isnt enjoying it. Maybe he
wants to get out of Chicago and into a new city and find out what real
happiness in life is all about

chris cardinale from New Zealand
Comment 508 of 1117, added on May 25th, 2007 at 1:50 AM.

In the poem, The Road Not Taken, I think that Frost is writing about what a
lot of us wonder about in life, what would of happened if we took the other
road? Frost chooses the path that a leader would take, not a follower. He
seemed like he ended up choosing the right path and was very happy in the
end.

Erika Roybal 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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