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Analysis and comments on The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

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Comment 278 of 1128, added on October 18th, 2005 at 8:42 PM.

Ingrid, I know for a fact that the rude comment posted was very rude. But
she was trying to be nice. Americans never do what she was doing. It is an
extreme version of sarcasm called unasarcasm that is meant to be funny.
That's why we all joined with her. We didn't know that we would offend
someone. We are all very sorry. Josna, Elga Shinkle, Joodie, and especially
myself, feel that we should've known that Americans do not participate in
this sort of sarcasm. We did not mean for Moe to leave the site. Here is an
example of unasarcasm: A couple watches a really wonderful movie. After it,
the man says, "Well, that was the dumbest movie on earth." And the woman
could respond back, "Well, not as bad as your toupee." It is totally a
humor issue, which involves randomness and rudeness. I need to let out my
feelings, so here is my interpretation of the fighting between us:

Like sand in an hourglass
So are the fights between us
As the sun wanes
The apple lane
Is shrouded
Covered in it
Dusk is approaching
The door is closing
The story is ending
It is bending!

We offer our deepest apologies to you all. We have met on another
website and decided to plead for your forgiveness. Please comment some

P.S. If you're rqading this and haven't commented on this poem, you
must! I love this poem, we all do!

John Mark III from United Kingdom
Comment 277 of 1128, added on October 18th, 2005 at 7:56 PM.

I'm going to write something I found on the internet that means a lot to
me. I hope you like it.

Five More Minutes
While at the park one day, a woman sat down next to a
man on a bench near the playground. "That's my son over there," she said,
pointing at a little boy in a red sweater who was gliding down the slide.

" He's a fine looking boy" the man said. "That's my son on the swing in a
blue sweater." Then, looking at his watch, he called his son.

"What do you say we go, Todd?"

Todd pleaded"Just five more minutes, Dad. Please? Just five more minutes."

Time passed and again the father stood and called again to his son."Time to
go now

Again Todd pleaded, "Just five more minutes, Dad. Just five more minutes."

The man smiled and said, "O.K.

"My, you certainly are a patient father," the woman responded.

The man smiled and then said, "My older son Tommy was killed by a drunk
driver last year while he was riding his bike near here. I never spent much
time with Tommy and now I'd give anything for just five more minutes with
him. I've vowed not to make the sam mistake with Todd. He thinks he has
five more minutes to swing. The truth is, I get five more minutes to watch
him play."

I hope you enjoyed this. Keep posting everyone.
Elga Shinkle

Elga Shinkle from Australia
Comment 276 of 1128, added on October 18th, 2005 at 7:47 PM.

Yellow, in the visual medium, is a color associated with happyness. Yes,
on that site I gave (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow), it does say that
yellow is associated with jaundice and cowardice. But that is in the
confines of a certain culture. Read where it says (visually), that yellow
is associated with happyness and peace. Psychologically all humans are the
same, and the colors yellow, orange, and red (can be mixed with any other
color) stimulate the brain in such a way as to create "better" feelings.
Ive read further down on this, and this whole thing started when Moe
(politely) disagreed with J mark's interpretation. He even said he liked J
mark's poem about his interpretation of The Road Not Taken. THEN, Elga
said that he was wrong about the color yellow (and hes not)and insulted by
saying "now i know why JM calls you a 'mere' American", and then she said
"heres a tip, don't write poetry." He then responded by writing a poem
about America. (and reading it didnt make it seem like he was from texas,
he was actually pointing out flaws in America, his goal was to show that
Americans actually arent all form texas, read his description)
So basically Elga started it all and everyone joined in on the downhill
slope of nastyness against Moe.

Ingrid from Canada
Comment 275 of 1128, added on October 18th, 2005 at 7:54 PM.

1st of all the poem was cool but im looking for alliteration so that didnt
help me so... yeah

maksym from United States
Comment 274 of 1128, added on October 18th, 2005 at 7:41 PM.

First of I started commenting on this site about a week ago. The first
comment I made was about Moe. I would have never posted that note if I know
Moe would have gotten offended. I think everyone on this site needs to know
there is going to be one person who just loves your poetry and one person
who hates it, and you shouldn't get offended. The next time you write
poetry the person who hated it might love it, and the person that loved it
might hate it. Oh and thinking yellow or black is happy or sad is just an
opinion. To some people yellow is sad, and black is happy. Just like some
poeple say a poem is great some say it is bad, thats jsut an opinion.
Poetry means a different thing to many different things. To some you can
get lost into a happy place and have a great time. To some poetry is a way
to get out your anger at someone. To some poetry is a way to let out your
sadness of a lost one. We should all be nicer to each other, because if the
world stops loving each other we will all come to a horrible end. If we all
start to fight, in the end we will all perish, but if we all are kind and
loving we will make this world a better place. Moe to me you were very
hurtful. I'm sorry, but it's hard for me to feel sad for you after you
wrote those mean comments.
Keep writing poetry everyone
Elga Shinkle

Elga Shinkle from Australia
Comment 273 of 1128, added on October 18th, 2005 at 6:45 PM.

Listen, Tiff, you're right. I only care about people's poetry skills on
this site. That's because this is really the only thing we all have in
common. We all like to read and write poetry. The purpose of this site is
to allow people like us to comment on poetry. We basically can say what we
want, just as long as we don't turn this into a chat site. I keep
personality separate from craft. True, a person's personality can affect
their writing; however, a person should not be persecuted for what they
say. If I remember correctly, Moe did ask questions that seemed offensive
to some people, but it was mainly concerning poetry. He was then drawn
into multiple arguments which he couldn't get himself out of because of his
big mouth. Then name-calling started and eventually it escalated to one or
two other members telling Moe to get off the site and stop writing poetry.
I look for the good in people, and to me that good was his poetry. So I
ignored everything else. This seems pretty narrow, but that is exactly
what I did. I defended Moe and his poetry because I believed his poetry
was great and that he should have at least one shred of support. Elga made
an uneducated gesture. It was good of her to be able to explain what the
colors in "A Road..." meant to her, but Moe and other people who have
probably studied more into poetry throughout history (I am not assuming
Elga hasn't) had a much better case than her. Why must I be criticized for
defending someone. I did it because I wanted to and I felt that Moe needed
at least one person to support him. I don't care about how classy he is,
he was overreacting. He should have cooled down but he was being hammered
and that was the only way he knew of defending himself. I came on this
website to analyze and critically comment on poetry. I was attracted to
the great number of comments on this particular site. I wrote one. And
then I wrote more as I saw some responses. But with so many sensitive
people on this site (Moe himself being one), I've just been flabbergasted
at how things can be taken to the extreme. Moe was too proud. I was too
compassionate. I choose my friends based on their personalities. But this
is a totally different matter. We are talking about poetry here. I don't
judge a person's poem based off of who they are. I probably will never
meet any of you in the real world, but if I do, know this: I will judge you
then on how you act rather than now on what you write. I think I've done
well to keep my emotions in check. And I thought I could escape the drama
that's all around (at least be relieved of some of the pressure) by coming
onto this site, but all I find is even more pressure. You people talk
about how rude Americans are, well take a look at yourselves! I didn't
want to leave this site with such bitterness, but it looks like it can't be
helped. Perhaps I, too, am overreacting; however, it seems to me that
everyone has offended at least one person on this site. I'm leaving this
site until I cool off, but that doesn't mean I'll stop reading poetry (and
your comments). I may come back or I may not. If you want to respond to
this, then do so. I wouldn't mind reading them at all, but I'll reframe
from writing. Goodbye, everyone. Ingrid, you're the only one who seems to
have made sense here with that last comment.

TjB from United States
Comment 272 of 1128, added on October 18th, 2005 at 6:48 PM.

By the way, Ingrid, I went to the website you had listed and it said "In
the English language, yellow has traditionally been associated with
jaundice and cowardice." Isn't cowardice being afraid? I think it must be
the wrong site or something, otherwise Elga is definitely right.

Josna from India
Comment 271 of 1128, added on October 18th, 2005 at 6:42 PM.

Almost anything can be interpretated differently, Ingrid. Elga did nothing
wrong, Moe just got annoyed because someone disagreed with him. Elga seems
to be a very nice person as a matter of fact. Quite brilliant, too. She
isn't a showy poet like some certain people on this site are. Toodles,
Ingrid, I hope you respond with some great poetry.

Josna from United States
Comment 270 of 1128, added on October 18th, 2005 at 5:14 PM.

Moe wrote the poem in response to Elga saying "here's a tip, dont write
poetry..." And for the record, yellow is a happy color...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow ... I even looked it up.

Ingrid from Canada
Comment 269 of 1128, added on October 18th, 2005 at 4:53 PM.

TjB, may I be very candid with you? Yes? Okay, I will be. What you say is
mostly ridiculous. You say that we shouldn't mean to someone just because
we don't like them. I don't agree with that, but, whatever. We'll compare
this statement to what Moe does.

1. Elga disagrees with Moe on what colors make people happy and make people
sad. She was very polite. No big deal, right? Actually, it is, for Moe, I

2. Moe responds by writing the "American Poem." In your latest comment you
say, I quote, "I do remember Moe simply asking questions, but Moe says,
also quoting, "Elga talking about black being a happy color is
ridiculous...I wrote some poetry Elga, so what you gonna do bout it.
(Spit)" I know what you are all thinking about Moe right now. Ah, what
class, what culture. (Right.)

3. You also said, I quote, "I'm saying that no one should attack others
based on their beliefs and personalities." this is just me, but the main
way that I find out if I like someone is based on their personality. that's
how I choose my friends. How do you think you should judge if someone be
liked or not. By what you have written, it seems likes what you care about
is their poetry skills. That is so not how I pick my friends.

P.S. Joodie, your poetry is beautiful!! Pleeease write some more darlin'!

Tiff 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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