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Robert Frost

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

The Road Not Taken


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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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Missy Me (7/5/2012 11:57:00 AM)

    The line should be; Oh, I kept the first for another day not marked the first. (Report) Reply

  • Tarra Pynecone (6/29/2012 5:30:00 PM)

    Why isnt this poem rated 10/10? It's a great work of art.
    My English teacher showed this to me. Its the most inspiring thing i'v ever read. (Report) Reply

  • Shouvik Roy (6/24/2012 2:47:00 AM)

    this poem has inspired me alot..read it when i was in my 7th grade...wonderful (Report) Reply

  • Marceline Dsouza (6/19/2012 3:25:00 PM)

    The Road Not Taken......and the Poet takes the road less taken......thereby walking away from the road not taken.....what contradiction....nevertheless that made all the difference. Good. (Report) Reply

  • Mark Dillon (6/18/2012 12:50:00 PM)

    one of my favs. we all meet these roads, we make our decisions based on where we are at this point in our lives and what we want from the rest of it, he fancied some adventure into the unknown come whaqt may, a challenge (Report) Reply

  • Milton Junior (6/5/2012 7:51:00 AM)

    Well, What's life all about but a constant art of choosing? Frost has really got the meaning of it. Often times we take the path less travelled by, but shortcuts may be sometimes dangerous! (Report) Reply

  • Lousie Loo (6/5/2012 4:24:00 AM)

    I do agree with David Warnock. Frost clearly stated that he looked down one road To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, just as fair. There is a hint of fear, when Frost finally decided to take The other road- Of which he decides, years later, to tell his story in a way that makes him deceptively powerful.

    He simply made an excuse that he took the One less traveled by because it was less trodden. In actuality, he took that road because it was grassy, and perhaps, an easier road to take.

    Amazing poem... (Report) Reply

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