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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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  • Melinda Djorah (4/17/2010 1:41:00 AM)

    Life is all about making choices. I like this poem because it real to me and sort of a life guadance to young people who not really experience real life. Any way we may travel in one that is not helpful at first but from there we may turn back and choice the good one.... This only done by individual..
    REALLY LOVE THIS POEM... (Report) Reply

  • Mostafa Ghedier Bachir (4/15/2010 9:17:00 AM)

    what can i say about this poem that it seems to be real, and probably it happens to many people story like that, in addition, it shows to us the real life that we live belong, if we choose right way it means we win, however, when we choose the wrong one we cannot say we loose, but what we can say that try again with asking the others helps if you cannot.At the end, i'm too happy to read and study this excellent poem, and really we're lucky to teach us a teacher like Mr. BOUKHAMA.Thank you very much. (Report) Reply

  • The Proud Algerian Doris Lessing (3/24/2010 10:03:00 AM)

    Life is a game in which you are a winner or a looser, you win if you select the best choices, and the best roads, but sometimes these choices are not selected because they are the best, we do what we are expected to do, and not what we want to. (Report) Reply

  • SOULEF Belahbib (2/11/2010 2:01:00 PM)

    WHAT IS SIGNIFICANT IN THIS POEM IS THE FACT THAT WHOEVER READS THIS POEM WILL SURELY FIND HIMSELF IN IT SIMPLY BECAUSE ALL OF US, AT LEAST ONCE, HAD BEEN IN A DILEMMA OF CHOICE BETWEEN TWO ROADS OF LIFE, AND THIS CHOICE WAS TO MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE .IT IS REALLY AN EXCELLENT POEM TO BE READ AND TO BE ANALYZED ESPECIALLY WITH A GREAT TEACHER LIKE MR.BOUKHAMA......SO ـ ـ ـ ـ ـ ـ ـ ـ ـ ـ ـ ـ ـ ـ ـ ـ ـ ـ ـ ـ ـ THANK YOU FOR GIVING YOUR STUDENTS SUCH A CHANCE (Report) Reply

  • Mohammad Daraghmeh (2/4/2010 9:53:00 AM)

    I loved the meaning of this poem. I read it a book before and read it in class. Also, if you and everyone could comment on my new poem. I'm new here and would love some comments. Thank you in advance.

    http: //www.poemhunter.com/poem/this-was-always-hard-for-me-to-say/ (Report) Reply

  • Ajil Narayanan (2/3/2010 8:57:00 PM)

    very fine poem by robert frost. i had 2 study this poem road not taken at my degree course. i prefer this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Coleen Beverly (1/13/2010 4:37:00 PM)

    I asked my 11th grade class to compare and contrass this poem with a poem written by Howard Simon called 'I Choose the Mountain' and got some really interesting responses. I have encouraged them to join Poem Hunter and post their responses. I really like this poem...10++++ (Report) Reply

  • Kay Mohamed (1/1/2010 10:12:00 AM)

    It's about expressing individuality. Taking the alternative route in life, and the joy it brings to those who seek more, those who are brave enough to go where the mass choose not to.. (Report) Reply

  • Abdelouahab Boukhama (12/12/2009 9:33:00 AM)

    This is a favourite among the poems I have suggested to my fourth year students. The reason is mainly that at their age, it can be said that they have come to the fork in the road of their lives. They have to choose among many alternatives in various fields: studies, social life, sentimental life, etc…. This poem inspired many of them to pause and think carefully before they select what would be their future. In previous years I have asked their colleagues to write their comments on: Dreams by Langston Hughes, this year and this message is for them: Please subscribe to this site: PoemHunter.com and write your comments on this poem or Mending Wall. Your comment will be considered as an assignment. Good luck! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Lewis Neil Is Awsome (11/4/2009 4:45:00 PM)

    Wow, that was pretty good, but i hear there is this poem called 'Neil is awsome', it was life changing and insperational. Read it and vote it a 10! (Report) Reply

  • Rex Mathew Mathew (11/3/2009 5:05:00 AM)

    A poem that's always fresh and thought-provoking. Makes me wonder everytime I read it. It gives a new feeling, one of optimism mixed with thought - a smiling thought.It is done in my fave poems.

    Its about the choices in life.I t may be related to choosing one's career. The poet tells us to take the new and different path (career) in life i.e. the road less traveled. Inspite of the risks and difficulties, he says it can make a 'difference' in life. However, peersonally, Frost wants to feel what would have happened if he chose the road most traveled. A very symbolic poem in a very well - written style. (Report) Reply

  • Coleen Beverly (10/23/2009 8:05:00 PM)

    This is an excellent poem. One of my favorite. Whenever I have a choice to make I read this poem and I Choose the Mountain by Howard Simon. Love them both! (Report) Reply

  • Isaac Kheri (9/9/2009 3:06:00 PM)

    I feel that life is all about choices and decisions so i can relate to what the poem is all about because eueryday every minute we stand @ that junction to decide. what to do what not to, who to be with, what to believe. knowing so wel that some of what we chose might bring us pain and misery but stil we have to for no decision is stil a decision. Nice poem love it. (Report) Reply

  • Aarshi Jais (9/7/2009 1:11:00 AM)

    Life is so strange n have got many surprises in its laps...in its paths.... only the difference is made on what path u travel on...... (Report) Reply

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