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Analysis and comments on The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

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Comment 220 of 1110, added on September 28th, 2005 at 5:41 AM.

Hi Chesneva, Joe told me about this website. I didn't know that you would
be on it. I liked you interpretation. I've never heard one like it by
someone who hasn't read your biography, so I thought it was pretty cool. It
really captured the essence of the poem. By the way, who is this Jan G. who
you're talking to? Is she part of the group? She sounds intelligent from
the part I read that she wrote.

Jetry from United States
Comment 219 of 1110, added on September 27th, 2005 at 8:19 PM.

Joodies your interpretaon was riliey cool. Was it based off that bio u
wrote? And why are you going by "joodie". ciao, joey

Joseph from United States
Comment 218 of 1110, added on September 27th, 2005 at 8:05 PM.

I can hardly believe that Jan G. of Germany could be such a confounding
moron. You obviously have no idea who this "Joodie" is, or you would never
talk to her in such a way. And why are you so rude to me? I'm a
professional writer and I know what I'm talking about! And I am not
sarcastic! So what do you have against her for being Bulgarian?? By the
way, xenophobia is the fear of strangers, and that is not what Joodie
called you. She said that you don't like Bulgarians in particular. I don't
think I cuold trust you because you pay no attention to detail. Judging by
your writing skills, you must be between the ages of, oh, say 11 to 22.
Second of all, why would anyone want to impersonate you? I think you
apologized and then wanted to change what you said, so you acted like
joodie impersonated you. You are crazy!!! You should respect Joodie for
knowing the German tongue, anyway.

P.S. Joodie wrote the biography!!! She knows what she is talking about! You
don't! By the way, judging by looking at yourself in the mirror, I think
you would find that you are a troll of a certain sort. Bah!
P.S.S. You misspelled "address." Instead you put "adress."

John Mark III from United Kingdom
Comment 217 of 1110, added on September 27th, 2005 at 5:00 PM.

My apologies to Joodie and John Mark III. You guys were right. This poem
really is based off that biography. Sorry guys I was mistaken. I hope no
one was misled by my false information. I guess now we can all let go and
take a breath.

Jan G. from Germany
Comment 216 of 1110, added on September 27th, 2005 at 7:50 AM.

That was a awesome poem. Frost had a nice taste in words.

josie from United States
Comment 215 of 1110, added on September 26th, 2005 at 6:12 PM.

Vanessa, I can hardly believe that you had the nerve to correct one of the
greatest poets alive! You most certainly must be an inexperienced poet. Her
poem was an excellent interpretation, based off of "Robert Frost: The
Biography" I believe. It does seems odd to some, Vanessa, such a strange
interpretation not for shallow minds, but to experienced poets, it is quite
beautiful. Please forgive "Joodie," as she calls herself (that isn't her
real name, of course, I'm sure most people have figured that out who have
read this) for being quite rude today. I'm sure she must be having a
writer's block of some sort or other. I have been to one of her speeches
before, and she is a delightful person in real life.

Also, Jan G. of Germany, I would like to know more about you, and also
wonder why you are questioning "Joodie" as well. What job do you have? This
concerns me, all these people correcting "Joodie," as she humbly calls
herself.

Also, "Joodie", are you not from Romania? If you are who I think you are,
you most certainly are not Bulgarian. Bulgarians and Romanians, both jolly
good people of course, doesn't matter either way, but I do believe that you
put down the incorrect country (to disguise yourself, of course).

Signed, John Mark


John Mark III from United Kingdom
Comment 214 of 1110, added on September 26th, 2005 at 2:26 PM.

Vanessa, I hope you know that your words really hurt. Just because you're
angry at me for being Bulgarian doesn't mean that you have to hurt me
feelings. After all, the Americans always say, "If you have nothing nice to
say, don't say nothing." By the way, you can help me revise it if you want!
Rewrite it how you would like it, and please, don't say, "I'd rewrite the
whole thing." Next time, think before you type. The chap from the UK
thought that it was a masterpiece. So maybe I just think differently than
you do. It's alright though, I forgive you. I'm sure you feel awful about
all this.

Joodie from Bulgaria
Comment 213 of 1110, added on September 26th, 2005 at 8:41 AM.

I agree with Joodie. Her interpretation is a literary masterpiece. I
applaud you joodie.

john mark III from United Kingdom
Comment 212 of 1110, added on September 26th, 2005 at 8:36 AM.

Jan, I know that there has been trouble from WW2. Germans in general dont
love Bulgarians, but that's okay, I forgive you. You know I'm right, so you
might as well give up. By the way I wrote the biography, so I think I would
know. So to you: Eif sprechen mir gutzafeen da!

Joodie from Bulgaria
Comment 211 of 1110, added on September 26th, 2005 at 6:50 AM.

1. If poetry, such as any work of art, cannot be understood or appreciated
without background information, it is simply not very good - it is as easy
as that. Fortunately, Frost's poetry does not belong to that latter
category.

Of course additional background reading can help to support or invalidate
interpretations, but it is no substitute for thorough analysis of the text
itself (as any literary critic worth his salt will tell you).

2) Perhaps you are referring to the biography by Meyers or the one by
Thompson & Winnick (both of which are called "Robert Frost: A Biography"),
but since you have not indicated the author's name there is no way to tell.
I doubt that anyone would be so arrogant as to call their book "Robert
Frost: THE Biography", implying it's the definitive one.

3) The problem with that interpretation is: If it cannot be proven from the
poem itself, it is not a valid interpretation. Creative, for sure, but it
does not have much to do with Frost's poem.

Jan G. from Germany

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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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