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Analysis and comments on The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

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Comment 191 of 1131, added on August 24th, 2005 at 7:52 PM.

I like this poem because it really explains the decisions that you take in
your life. If you choose to take the harder road you will get more out of
it, and instead of taking the easy road which everybody else would do.

nicole from Australia
Comment 190 of 1131, added on August 24th, 2005 at 7:13 PM.

the fork in the road can represent anything. You can take one, but not the
other...a hard choice, one you will never be faced with again.
Frost describes this dilemma in a metaphor form. The metaphor being the
paths are life changing descisions in life.
We will all be faced with one of these in our lifetime.
I believe Frost shared his problem descriptivly and emotionally. It's a
wonderful poem that everyone should read.

Emily from Australia
Comment 189 of 1131, added on August 24th, 2005 at 7:40 PM.

i think the poem is about having to make a choice in your life that you
wont be able to make again. the traveller chooses the option that not many
people have made and he finds it was the best way to go and he doesnt
regret his decision.

Tessa from Botswana
Comment 188 of 1131, added on August 24th, 2005 at 7:34 PM.

i believe that this poem has several meanings although only a few are
chosen to be found

jamie from Australia
Comment 187 of 1131, added on August 21st, 2005 at 2:39 PM.

for me he didnt took anyof the roads he made his own road and so many
perople chosse the wroong road every day in this poem i heard sad and
worried because he fogot to do sometinhg int he past and he dindt get done
so my opinion is the if don let for tomorrow wath you can get done today
and leader not a folower

Alex from United States
Comment 186 of 1131, added on August 18th, 2005 at 7:24 PM.

I believe this is an open-minded poem and no one person is either right nor
wrong in how they deplict the meaning behind it.

kathy c. from United States
Comment 185 of 1131, added on August 18th, 2005 at 5:24 PM.

Robert Frost is in a very big dilemma and his decision is really tough
because it will change his life: Notice when he reports, "yellow wood", by
wood he means the forest and yellow represents the yellow leaves which fall
in the autumn (so maybe he is refering to a specific season, too) and they
bloom again! It also says the word, "traveller": traveller is not only a
person who walks, maybe you can travel by swimming or any other way! Which
means he was ready for this tough decision, he Knew that the two paths were
gonna be difficult!

Jules from Cyprus
Comment 184 of 1131, added on August 15th, 2005 at 1:33 PM.

i read this poem meny times and i belive that the poet tried to be diffrent
and maybe he is really diffrent but in the end he is not happy,he lost alot
of things or maybe persons to be diffrent...

nahida a baki
Comment 183 of 1131, added on August 4th, 2005 at 6:59 PM.

I belive that Robert Frost is talking about two things in his life. One
thing is the one that everybody knows, and the other is the one that only a
few people tryed. By taking the road less traveled he learns a whole lot af
new things. And taking the road less traveled had made all the diferese.

Alex Orzya from United States
Comment 182 of 1131, added on August 1st, 2005 at 10:24 PM.

I believe this is a poem about fear and regret. In the beginning of the
poem the speaker is in a "yellow wood" representing a fearful decision. He
could have choose path# 1; safe and familiar or path# 2; fearful and
unknown. He had glorious ideas about his future and ventured out onto path#
2. He however stepped carefully through life as to not burn any bridges "In
leaves no step had trodden black." This was done so that if path# 2 got too
scarey he could always go back to the safe and familiar path "Oh, I kept
the first for another day!" But as his life continued it's journey he found
that he was not truely willing to venture the unknown and found that what
was once safe and familiar is now just a memory. You will notice as he
states later in life he will tell the story with a sigh. He no longer
mentions his fear or that he can not take both roads. In essence the road
not taken is one without fear.

Bessy 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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