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Analysis and comments on The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

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Comment 387 of 1117, added on March 26th, 2006 at 5:53 PM.

I was wondering if anyone could think of some books or poems with similar
themes to The Road Not Taken

jess
Comment 386 of 1117, added on March 25th, 2006 at 3:46 PM.

I love this poem! I've loved it since the first time I read it 3 years ago.
It's very insightful and beautiful.

Ava Gilheart from United States
Comment 385 of 1117, added on March 24th, 2006 at 10:19 AM.

It's getting really annoying that some people can't type/spell and they
don't have helpful things to say. If you love this poem, just keep it to
yourself. We are wasting our time by reading that and we are here for a
purpose and most of us look at the comments to get help and insightful
comments on the poem because we are doing it for school. So, me and many
others would appreciate it if some people would stop leaving random
comments. Thanks so much!

Mary from Canada
Comment 384 of 1117, added on March 24th, 2006 at 10:10 AM.

Ski is very right. This poem is not saying you need to take the path less
chosen by people. He is saying that he had to decide whether to take the
road less traveled on, or more. He chose the one less traveled. In the end
he was disappointed. He even says the word sighs in the poem, meaning he
has regret. he didn't see an obvious choice so he picked one and "that made
all the difference." You can infer he was disappointed because he says "I
should be telling this with a sigh." and he says he may try to go down the
other one later. He took a chance and seems to be let down. I'm not sure
it says follow the crowd, but it he apparently made a mistake. So maybe
this poem is saying outright that people make mistakes and it does "make
all the difference." And you will have a choice and it's up to you to
decide which one to take even though it's not always a fairy tale ending

Allie from United States
Comment 383 of 1117, added on March 23rd, 2006 at 12:16 AM.

Everyone has this poem wrong, in general. The road not taken is a warning
that we SHOULD follow the crowd and that, by him veering off the path, he
suffered. The first hint of this is the number of lines per stanza.... 5. 5
is a number of suffering in poetry (the 5 pains of christ). He also states
that he is telling this with a sigh. This is a sigh of regret for taking
the road less traveled. While grammer school teachers will try to tell you
this is an optimistic poem, this is not. Frost is a very dark poet, though
it does not appear this way on the surface. If you wonder where I get my
information from in case you think it not valid, I attend Yale and am an
english major there. So try to refute it but this is the truth of Frost.

Ski from United States
Comment 382 of 1117, added on March 22nd, 2006 at 7:20 PM.

Very cool poem indeed. I need to find a few good ones for my school
project. So this is quite good, but i think i'll use the ides from this
poem to make my own( even if i mess up really bad, cuz poems not my thing).
Still is the guy who wrote this still alive?

David from Canada
Comment 381 of 1117, added on March 22nd, 2006 at 4:42 PM.

this poem is generally a reflection of robert frosts life.Its about life
and its paths you choose to take during your life....the choice is yours
but remember what path you do take makes all the diffrerence....

kayla from United States
Comment 380 of 1117, added on March 21st, 2006 at 5:59 AM.

thou my inglish is nut gut i liked tis poem!!!!
super stuff
touches my heart..thou now im dead

Mahtama Ghandi from India
Comment 379 of 1117, added on March 21st, 2006 at 5:56 AM.

i have recently read the poem in class and i feel realy touched by it. i
think that the poem was very well written and i really recomend it to
others

shane o riordan from Ireland
Comment 378 of 1117, added on March 21st, 2006 at 5:57 AM.

IT IS A GOOD POEM HE HAD HAPPY LIFE

JACK from Ireland

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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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