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Analysis and comments on The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

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Comment 485 of 1135, added on May 18th, 2007 at 10:54 AM.

i thought that this poem was an out look on life. the road frost took was
going away from the pack, and doing his own thing. that is what made him
succesfull.

jeff k from United States
Comment 484 of 1135, added on May 18th, 2007 at 1:23 AM.

This poem seems to illustrate that once someone takes a certain road or
path, there's no turning back, although that someone might change paths or
future later on, they still can't change the past. By knowing this, this
poem reminded me the story "The Great Gatsby" . In the story, although
Gatsby chose certain path or road that changed his life, but he still can't
change his past.

Alice Hsu from United States
Comment 483 of 1135, added on May 18th, 2007 at 1:17 AM.

Everyone in life has to make decisions whether or not they pick the right
way to go. Everything happens for a reason. We may pick one way because
our gut feeling tells us to or the other way because you want to experience
something. And if you make the wrong choice you shouldn't get all upset
becuase of it but use it to your advantage, learn from it. In the poem
"The Road Not Taken" he realizes that he took the wrong road. He has
chosen to take the green path for which no one has been through, and found
out that it was the wrong way to go. He can't go back into the past to
change his decision of what path to take but next time he will know what to
do.

Klara Hardin from United States
Comment 482 of 1135, added on May 18th, 2007 at 1:18 AM.

This poem tells the story of the poet who is traveling on a road in a wood
when he comes upon a fork in the road and, even though he would like to
travel both, he has to make a choice.The important thing to learn from The
Road Not Taken is that one must follow his or her own way in life and not
follow the path that other people have taken before. Taking the road less
traveled by is taking a risk, but ultimately could turn out to be a
decision that one would not regret.

Alice Hsu from United States
Comment 481 of 1135, added on May 18th, 2007 at 12:56 AM.

The poem The Road Not Taken is all about choices one makes in life. We
decide our own fate by the choices we make everyday, big or small. The
metaphor of this poem is that you can either chose a path that has been
taken many times, or the one that has never been taken before.

Nick from United States
Comment 480 of 1135, added on May 18th, 2007 at 12:35 AM.

I really like the message portrayed in this poem, that taking the road less
traveled can lead to great things. Sometimes we have to make a difficult
choice or make the choice with the greatest risk in order to recieve our
greatest rewards. I also love the image that Frost's words bring to mind,
taking the road that "wanted wear" for example, evokes an image that the
path holds mysteries unlocked only by the reader's imagination and also
evokes the idea that the path will try to please the traveler to the best
of it's ability. Although the last line concludes the poem quite
appropriately it lets the mind explore the aftermath of the traveler's
choice and imprints a kind of curiosity in the mind that will not rest
until you make the choice that could change your life or take the road less
traveled in order to lead you to greater things.

Lara Keyworth from United States
Comment 479 of 1135, 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 1135, 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 1135, 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 1135, 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

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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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