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Analysis and comments on The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

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Comment 101 of 981, added on April 9th, 2005 at 5:38 PM.

If you look carefully, you will see that the two roads are actually pretty
much the same ("just as fair," "equally lay"). In the last stanza, the
speaker is recalling the experience and glorifying the past. He now
remembers that one of the roads was less travelled by and is proud that he
took it. I believe Frost is commenting on our habit of sentimentalizing
our past decisions. Beneath our false memories lies our regret and fear
that we might have made the wrong decision. Ultimately, beneath the
speaker's false pride is a sad wondering about the road not taken. The
speaker is probably not aware of this sadness, since he, like most people
who read this poem, tends to miss the details and continues to lie to
himself and others about his failure to live in the moment. What do you
think?

jordan from United States
Comment 100 of 981, added on April 9th, 2005 at 8:21 AM.

WHEN I READ THIS POEM I ALWAYS INTERPRET IT DIFFERENTLY. AS OF RIGHT NOW I
SEE IT AS A PERSON WHO HAS A PROBLEM AND THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO SOLVE IT.
THERE IS THE MOST POPULAR WAY TO SOLVE IT (THE ROAD THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN
TRAVELED MULTIPLE TIMES). OR THE MORE ACURATE WAY OF SOLVING IT (THE ROAD
NOT TAKEN)

Lauren from United States
Comment 99 of 981, added on April 8th, 2005 at 10:27 AM.

this poem is very unique because it does not have one certain moral to it.
it can be interpreted in countless ways. frost always finds a way to amaze
me.

john from United States
Comment 98 of 981, added on April 7th, 2005 at 4:35 PM.

what made you want to write this poem

linsday from United States
Comment 97 of 981, added on April 4th, 2005 at 5:56 PM.

I like this poem very much because it is easily relatable, everyone goes
through this everyday. What makes it so enjoyable is how well it is
explained and that it still stays within the boundry of poetry.

Zachary from United States
Comment 96 of 981, added on April 2nd, 2005 at 3:43 PM.

This poem can be inturpeted so many different ways!!! Yet no matter what
way it is, it is inspiritional to all!!! I love this poem and have since I
first heard it as a child!!!

Kaylynn from United States
Comment 95 of 981, added on March 30th, 2005 at 6:45 PM.

Robert Frost's poetry is consistant in it's apparent simplicity. It can be
understood and appreciated by very young readers. But, it is much deeper in
meaning than it at first appears. I love his simple style and deep
connection with reality.

Tabitha Price from Venezuela
Comment 94 of 981, added on March 29th, 2005 at 1:43 PM.

This poem has some of the most significant meaning of any poem. What I love
about this poem is that it does not simply just say the moral but, gives it
to you in a creative, exciting, and well written way. The moral of the poem
in my opinion is that if you do not go with the crowd it can result in
extreme sucess or a less sucess

Nick from United States
Comment 93 of 981, added on March 18th, 2005 at 6:47 AM.

I look at the poem as a spiritual journey. I picture a monk who must not
live like the general public, but must live a very disciplined life to
attain enlightenment. It is very hard, but when he attains enlightenment,
he is fully satisfied in every way.

Brittany from United States
Comment 92 of 981, added on March 17th, 2005 at 10:48 PM.

I like this poem because it really explains the decisions that you take in
your life. Whenever you take one road there is no turning back. This poem
is nice but it seems a little to happy. Which is kind of weird because not
all the decisions or roads that we take are the right ones. I guess in his
case it does.:D

Violet 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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