Robert Frost

(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963 / San Francisco)

The Road Not Taken - Poem by Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
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Comments about The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

  • Rookie Buddha Buddie (4/11/2013 2:05:00 PM)

    Someone loves to eat dem yummy cupcakes! I just love that yellow rubber sucky sucken up all that delicious water.... (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 20 Points Andrea Scarpa (4/8/2013 6:52:00 PM)

    Oh how I understand (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jack Hollis (4/7/2013 5:46:00 PM)

    This is hard to memorize (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,211 Points Walterrean Salley (4/1/2013 2:08:00 PM)

    In life's varied instances, we find ourselves having to make similar choices. Another of my favorite Robert Frost poems. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jeff Coleman (3/31/2013 2:02:00 AM)

    It's optimistic and dreamy to choose an undiscovered path, but in the end the happiness you are craving is more realistically attainable on the path most taken for there will be guides to help you get to your destination, because being lost without a map or reference point will have you wondering if you're on a path at all. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Jacob Jaycee (3/21/2013 2:31:00 AM)

    I draw so much courage, and inspiration reading this poem, it has taught me that there's no harm in trying to do what others had fail to do, they didn't do because they were afraid to make mistakes and perhaps fail. So for long i have decided never to walk in any one's shadow, i've learnt to choose my path. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Soumya Mukhija (3/9/2013 9:51:00 AM)

    I love this poem! Its one of my favorites...of why we should work hard, and choose the road which is hard but short, and not which is easy but long. What we do not know is that at the end of every difficult way, there is the simplicity and peacefulness of a village; while at the end of every smooth way, there are the high tensions of the fashion cities and cruel, jealous and proud of high class people. Hats off. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Hope Evans (3/3/2013 6:17:00 PM)

    I believe this poem is just saying that he chose to take the road less traveled by because he didn't want to conform or jump on the bandwagon of others. He wanted to make his own choice. Live by his own standard as opposes to society's. He was to be his own person. So he took the road less traveled by. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 943 Points Stephen W (3/3/2013 10:14:00 AM)

    Maybe he is saying that we try to find reasons for random choices which have huge repercussions. We try not to admit that our life was controlled by randomness. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Terriyanah Davis (2/19/2013 6:28:00 PM)

    This poem means that there will be another road or another choice but sometimes you won't be able to pick both choices or ways (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Allison Hanold (2/17/2013 9:19:00 AM)

    Please read my poem.end of first love. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 7 Points Chelsea Page (2/15/2013 9:06:00 AM)

    I have learn from the poem. Good going Robet Frost (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 7 Points Patrick Hobbelen (2/10/2013 6:48:00 AM)

    He hasn't taken any road. The poem is called The Road Not Taken for a reason. Both were travelled by the same amount of people. Once he In leaves no step had trodden black. Oh, I marked the first for another day! he has taken only the first step on the road he chose. Which makes that road, at that point, the road most travelled by. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 41 Points Malini Kadir (1/27/2013 3:05:00 AM)

    having chosen the road less traveled by, and that has made all the difference..............Hats off to you Mr Frost.......... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Titi Dale (1/17/2013 7:12:00 PM)

    Wow Robert Frost is indeed a poetic phenomenon. He writes with heart, and many admire him for that :) (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,486 Points Patricia Grantham (1/12/2013 6:53:00 AM)

    A master Poet, It is taking a chance to see if there is something new that could be discovered.
    Most of us are very skeptical of tryiny something new. I admire his courage and ingenuity! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Michael Montgomery (1/10/2013 9:14:00 AM)

    the road not taken could very well be the hershey highway. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 114 Points Srimayee Ganguly (1/4/2013 11:21:00 AM)

    Such a nice poem. Frost is really good. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Andrew Poe (1/3/2013 10:11:00 AM)

    The second stanza reveals that the passing there / Had worn them really about the same. He's sighing at the end because he likes to remember that he took the road less traveled...even though he knows deep down that at the time, the roads had been, in fact, equally traveled and he essentially flipped a coin to decide which one to take. His personal choice to remember one has being less traveled has made all the difference because there was no difference in the roads.

    There's a certain fatalism in the poem. There are many roads to take, but the journey and the destination are probably about the same no matter what you do, but if it makes you feel good to imagine that you made the better choice, then by all means, imagine away!

    That's my take on the poem...but not my take on life! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Anita Yonehana (12/29/2012 5:47:00 AM)

    The popular interpretation of the Robert Frost poem, The Road Not Taken, misses a close examination of the
    punctuation at the end of the third line of the last stanza. Whether the punctuation is a -, which appears in some editions, or a comma, which appears in others, it represents a sugnificant pause in the narrators analyses of a complicated situation. After that pause, the tone of the poem changes. (Report) Reply

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