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 Milan Van Zuyen (8/29/2012 2:55:00 AM)

    I was once told that this poem is Frost using a metaphor to talk about death...something that i always found incredibly moving and beautiful. Even if it isn't necessarily the intended hidden message i still think it's a powerful piece of poetry. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 20 Points Akanksha Bhatt (8/28/2012 8:19:00 AM)

    the poem is sooooooooo nice! its one of my fav! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Tony Walton (8/28/2012 2:05:00 AM)

    During his stay in England, before the First World War, Frost became close to Edward Thomas, whom he encouraged to turn to poetry. When Thomas was wrestling with the decision to volunteer for active service, Frost (now back in America) sent him a copy of this newly-written poem, which helped Thomas make up his mind. He was killed at the battle of Arras in 1917. Many years later, Frost said that 'The Road Not Taken' was 'about a friend who had gone off to war, a person who, whichever road he went, would be sorry he didn't go the other'. See my poem about Edward Thomas, 'Roads To France'. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 38 Points Ruby Honeytip (8/27/2012 12:17:00 PM)

    This poem is tall as a redwood, gives other poets something to look up to: -) Please dropp by to view my humble contributions and let me know what you think. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Tony Walton (8/22/2012 6:56:00 AM)

    Read my poem ROADS TO FRANCE to see the influence this fine poem had on Frost's close friend Edward Thomas. (And, yes, Stacey R is right on the money here.) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Tony Walton (8/22/2012 6:29:00 AM)

    Read my poem 'Roads To France' to see the influence this fine poem had on his close friend Edward Thomas. (I would also confirm that Stacey R. is right on the money about this one.) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mike M. (8/19/2012 2:17:00 AM)

    Sorry to all for the duplicate... it seems I'm having PC problems. But I have a PS... the key to unlocking the meaning of the poem is the interpretation of the word sigh as Stacey R. pointed out! :) To all... enjoy thinking deeper! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mike M. (8/19/2012 2:11:00 AM)

    To all... sorry about the duplicate. I had a PC problem! But as a PS... the key to unlocking the meaning of the poem is sigh as Stacey suggested! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mike M. (8/19/2012 12:56:00 AM)

    Stacey R. - I don't know you, but I LOVE you! In my opinion, you TOTALLY got it! I have long loved this poem and almost consider it as a metaphore of my life. You are obviously INTELLIGENT and DEEP! :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Vivian Victor (8/17/2012 2:58:00 PM)

    Great delight to read! I have taught this poem to my students so many times! :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Yazoony issa (8/17/2012 1:38:00 PM)

    one of the most famous poems in the history of earth is the road not taken its really amaizing poem and i say i wish everybody buy or borrow the page and read it thanks to all the comment i wish u enjoy the story (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Nsisong Bassey (8/13/2012 2:13:00 PM)

    beautiful when i first read it eons ago, beautiful still today. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sania Bashir (8/12/2012 4:50:00 PM)

    I [3 this poem.......and always uses the first stanza as a phrase (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Angelica Vargas (8/8/2012 7:47:00 AM)

    I had always admired this poem...Loved it when I saw it here... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Tony Hanes (7/29/2012 5:35:00 PM)

    I agree with Stacey R. I was thinking the exact same thing. As humans, we actually believe we hold our fate in our on hands with decisions. This is not all the way true. In some cases, yes. Overall, not so much. -Tony (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Stacey R. (7/16/2012 11:05:00 PM)

    I have a slightly different interpretation of this poem. If you read carefully, you can see that both paths are worn really about the same, meaning that both roads have been traveled on (or not traveled on) equally. When he claims that he took the road less traveled by at the conclusion of the poem, you will notice that he says this statement with a sigh, meaning that ultimately, he can't be sure of his fate. He is, in essence, anticipating his own remorse or regret that may result from his chosen path. I think this poem means that we can never be sure of how our choices will play out; as much as we want to believe that we are in full control of our future, every decision we make results in a careful combination of both chance and choice. No matter what road we take, we will always wonder what might have happened, had we traveled a different route. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mahya Kamalvand (7/16/2012 3:03:00 PM)

    the first poem i read in eng. love it love it love it (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 28 Points Denvor Fernandez (7/8/2012 12:26:00 AM)

    The best road movie ever. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 28 Points Denvor Fernandez (7/8/2012 12:25:00 AM)

    The road is our life. The road is our soul place. The woods represent nature, which moulds us in our travel. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Missy Me (7/5/2012 12:01:00 PM)

    Basically, this is about life and our choices to either follow th crowd by taken the road that everyone travels or by going our own way and taking the road less travelled which is usually the best road. Most people go after fun and excitement without any thought of the future therefore taking the broad road that everyone else takes. The best decisions to to take the path that will benefit you most in the end after it's all said and done and that is the road less travelled. (Report) Reply










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