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Analysis and comments on The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

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Comment 383 of 1123, 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 1123, 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 1123, 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 1123, 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 1123, 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 1123, added on March 21st, 2006 at 5:57 AM.

IT IS A GOOD POEM HE HAD HAPPY LIFE

JACK from Ireland
Comment 377 of 1123, added on March 17th, 2006 at 8:19 AM.

I read this poem in school and I thought it was great! It encouraged me not
to follow the crowd which I was doing for a long time anyway so I needed
that encouragement. Then I went to the library and I got a whole book of
poetry by Robert Frost!

Nicole from United States
Comment 376 of 1123, added on March 16th, 2006 at 5:37 PM.

The Road Not Taken is a wonderfully written poem commenting on the beauty
of NOT following the crowd! It's simplicity and elegence makes it a great
read gives the reader something to really think about! I like the poem and
will share it with others!

Carl Simmons from United States
Comment 375 of 1123, added on March 15th, 2006 at 9:09 AM.

I LOVE this poem!!! it is my fave poem ever!!! i write some poetry,but
nothing i write is this good!! it's a rad poem,and if you have to
interpret a poem, do this one!!!

Bree from United States
Comment 374 of 1123, added on March 14th, 2006 at 5:30 PM.

i think that the road not taken is a really good poem. i read this poem in
class and we talked about what do you think this poem means to you. i
thought it meant about a man who went throw the woods and there was two
paths and this man took the path that was ugly and nobody has ever taken.
also that the path this man took changed his whole life and thats why he
took it. this poem inspierd me to take chances on different things.also
that i should take a place where nobodt has ever taken.i think robert frost
os one of the best poets.
written by arielle turner

arielle 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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