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 - 2 Points John Tatum (8/21/2013 11:30:00 PM)

    The simple explanation is he became a poet rather than a school teacher later on in life...
    which was a risk...however, some other interpretations can be gleaned if you know Frost's use of
    synecdoche...and his own version of Hopkins inscape theory. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 5,726 Points Rajesh Thankappan (8/12/2013 11:03:00 AM)

    I think that the first line of the fourth stanza, 'I shall be telling this with a sigh, ' indicates that the poet rues the fact that in time and space he can occupy only one set of circumstance in life however different of varied the opportunities thrown up by the other option must have been. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 278 Points Jack Growden (8/2/2013 3:03:00 AM)

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  • Rookie Padmaja Iyengar (8/2/2013 2:28:00 AM)

    This one's a great and inspiring poem by the master that inspires us to explore the unknown realms and find something path-breaking in the course of the quest. I believe this is also a great poem on out-of-the-box thinking and innovation. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Pera Dupa (7/31/2013 6:01:00 PM)

    just as Deborah answered I'm shocked that anyone can make $8691 in 4 weeks on the internet. have you read this (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jeryn Bean (7/31/2013 3:20:00 PM)

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  • Rookie - 278 Points Jack Growden (7/27/2013 4:34:00 AM)

    PLEASE READ MY COLLECTION! I am a young aspiring poet... Jack Growden (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 271 Points Stephen Loomes (7/24/2013 2:34:00 AM)

    O that in the hand of young Bob Frost he had a GPS
    He would not have got in such a mess
    Nor would he be so lost
    We would be spared the solipsism
    Of a man so self-obsessed
    Who treats a wander down a lane
    As some homeric quest (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Armaan Kumar (7/21/2013 6:58:00 AM)

    This poem refers to the point where you have to make a decision that will affect the rest rest of your life.In this decision there are to paths you can take- one which many people take(for example, in the case of jobs, becoming a business man) or the other, which many people have not taken and which has not been worn out(for example becoming an astronaut or an entrepreneur) . Robert Frost then says that he took the one which had not been worn out, leaving the other for later. But he knows that one path will lead to the next and he most likely would not came back. So sometime far off he will be telling the story of how a simple cross junction changed his whole life. This is from the words of an 11 year old and i read this poem 3 years ago and still remember everything about it. I hope you liked it! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Ndimele.g. Ancientsword (7/19/2013 8:59:00 PM)

    The road not taken is simply a road to a dead end stirred from where he stood, it leads to no where... It just kinda there laying confusing and grassy. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Bill Clinton (7/16/2013 11:07:00 PM)

    You people are pretty dumb. He is saying that in the future he will proclaim with a SIGH of hypocrisy that the road he chose was more difficult and has made all the difference when in reality the paths were much the same and neither was more worn.

    Then took the other, as just as fair - equal terrain Though as for that the passing there
    Had worn them really about the same - equal terrain And both that morning equally lay In leaves no step had trodden black - equal terrain, both not having footprints in the leaves

    He's saying it doesn't f'ing matter which road he took because he would be where he is now, but will tell people that it made all the difference.

    Seriously guys reading your insulting understanding of this poem was almost as pathetic as how you proclaim inspiration from it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Abcboy Boy (7/15/2013 8:38:00 PM)

    Like Andy Dufresne says in The Shawshank Redemption It's like something out of a Robert Frost poem. After reading this poem you come to know why he said that
    Also read my poems at abcboy907 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kesha Joan (7/7/2013 8:01:00 PM)

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  • Rookie Marie Portal (7/6/2013 8:48:00 AM)

    Then took the other, as just as fair,
    And having perhaps the better claim
    Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
    Though as for that the passing there
    Had worn them really about the same,

    I think he's saying here, The road I took looked less traveled but actually it wasn't-it was traveled on about the same. His sigh at the end could indicate regret-after all he was looking at the other road so attentively-where he even overlooks the road he took was worn the same. Who knows? Robert Frost liked to sew in a little mystery, that's why I love his work. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Try Afriarina Handayani (6/27/2013 11:09:00 PM)

    My fave poem, it's like my decision now. Yeah I choose the one road now. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Eliza Burgess (6/20/2013 2:48:00 PM)

    til I looked at the bank draft saying $4882, I didnt believe that my mother in law had been realey bringing home money part-time online.. there friend brother haz done this 4 only fifteen months and at present paid the depts on there apartment and got a great Lotus Elan. I went here, (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Dermot O''malley (6/13/2013 5:07:00 AM)

    My favourite piece of poetry in the entire universe. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,857 Points Wahab Abdul (6/11/2013 12:22:00 PM)

    excellent poem.......but i have written ''the roads i killed ''......but a bit different. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 21 Points Raabia Tabassum (6/6/2013 2:58:00 PM)

    Ah- - Mazzzzzzzzinnnnnnnnng. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 271 Points Stephen Loomes (5/24/2013 6:40:00 PM)

    How can he reach that conclusion, after making his decision in confusion, and choosing one road, with his clever little ode, knowledge of the other was just delusion (Report) Reply

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