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Analysis and comments on The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

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Comment 405 of 1135, added on April 24th, 2006 at 11:42 AM.

robert frost was probably trying to tell his readers that you never know
the out come of your personal decisions but if you "take the road less
travel" that might be the best choice for you cause the road everyone takes
you already know the out come.

lana from United States
Comment 404 of 1135, added on April 22nd, 2006 at 10:31 AM.

I think that this poem is about sex and commitment. "The one less traveled
by" symbolizes a virgin woman, and Frost did not really like his experience
with this woman: "I doubted if I should ever come back".

Thank you

Holy African from Ethiopia
Comment 403 of 1135, added on April 19th, 2006 at 4:12 PM.

Hi, I have to do a research paper for English class on the theme of
decisions in Robert Frost's writing. I need three or four of his poems as a
source. So far, the only poem I found focusing on decisions is "The Road
Not Taken." However, I am not too familiar with many of his poems, so if
you know of a Frost poem with decision making in it, please e-mail me!
Thanks =]

nicole from United States
Comment 402 of 1135, added on April 19th, 2006 at 2:21 PM.

Well your mom never said she was taken thats for sure....i had fun
traveling her narrow paths...oh yeahhhhhhhh

She didn't mind from United States
Comment 401 of 1135, added on April 15th, 2006 at 5:10 AM.

To me, (and isn't art directed at it's audience?) this poem speaks of
simply making 'your' own choices, and accepting that.

zooman_hue from Australia
Comment 400 of 1135, added on April 14th, 2006 at 11:15 AM.

This comment is w.r.t. the comments being made that 'we should follow the
crowd'. There is a possibility that the speaker is in fact sighing in
relief instead of sighing with regret.

Such uncertainty in the poem can thus mean that the poet is trying to bring
out the uncertainty of the outcome of one's decisions, that one can never
be sure which is best, to follow the crowd or to take risks in life, do
something that is out of the ordinary.

Should you still be stauch-crowd fella, lemme hear any further
justifications... Thx

WZ from Singapore
Comment 399 of 1135, added on April 12th, 2006 at 2:00 PM.

i think robert frost is an exceptional poet. if you would please spread the
world, its national poetry month, and i am a poetry ambassador, i am
suposed to spread poetry, love, and peace to the world, so please if you
get a chance, write a poem or read it aloud to someone, i know they would
really appriciate it, but back the The Road Not Taken. it is an exceptional
poem, explaining that he had 2 choices in his life, and the path he took,
could have changed his whole life, for which path he took ment all of the
difference.

Danielle from United States
Comment 398 of 1135, added on April 9th, 2006 at 9:19 PM.

I just want you all to know how much i adore poetry!!!!!! Yay poetry!!!
VivA LA FROST!!! After party at my house!!! party!!!

Andrew
Comment 397 of 1135, added on April 9th, 2006 at 11:17 AM.

Is there any need to "explain" this poem ?
It does'nt matter to know what Robert Frost was thinking about or what was
his aim ( if he had one).
Just look for your own signification ...
Connais toi toi mÍme !
claire


Claire from France
Comment 396 of 1135, added on April 5th, 2006 at 6:26 PM.

I believe this poem helds an accurate resemblence with life itself
therefore it should be deeply apreciated.
He begins this poem by having two choices and at the end we can observe how
benefitial his early decision was.By not taking the traditional road and
allowing destiny to follow through.

Isabella from Colombia

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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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