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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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  • Rookie - 18 Points Dash Black (9/26/2010 3:14:00 AM)

    Dont knw the poets biography but thats absolutely one great poem for everybodys denstiny...that less travelled road is the one that makes the difference really. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Hazyfunshine Speddings (9/10/2010 9:09:00 PM)

    the beauty of poetry is that like art or music we read, hear and see what us as individuals want to do so. it evokes in us what it evokes in the poet.we are all poets, artists and to a degree musiciancs.robert frost was a uncomplicated man and he wrote what he saw. it is us who want to see more in his words. I THINK HE ENJOYED THIS ASPECT AS MUCH A WRITING HIS WORK...oops sorry for the caps, oh well theyre there now. suppose they will be annylised too! 'and I' took the one less travelled by' why why? why not! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Hazyfunshine Speddings (9/10/2010 8:58:00 PM)

    the poem was written as a letter to friends back inn england after leaving due to the war.it had no doudle/signifficant or hypotheticall meaning and there were no metaphors to be found. it was simply a letter written to old friends talking of the walks they had together as friends talking and thinking.He misse3d that part of england so dear and it shows in his letter. the only point he may have made in earnest was that all roads lead to where ever you end up in life, and that is a certanty (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sintuja S Sintuja S (6/13/2010 3:58:00 AM)

    the poem ' road not taken' is closely related to my current life..i studied this poem when i was 17 where i have no idea what choices is all about..but now i am 19 where there was a stage i need to pick out my choice..n there is where i really face the reality and importance of choices in my life
    ' yet knowing how ways lead on to way
    'i doubted if i should ever come back'
    this line make me wonder ' am i on the right track? ? ?
    now i know that whatever is done cannot be undone..the poem is simple yet simply superb! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Emma Laoise (6/7/2010 7:26:00 AM)

    “Though as for that the passing there
    Had worn them rally about the same”
    Personally, I do not think Frost was contradicting himself by saying this. I think what he meant was after he traveled this road, he himself wore it down as much as the other one. When people speak of these two lines they seem to forget the words “ the passing there”. He backs this up in the last stanza when he says - 'i-i took the road less traveled by and that has made all the difference' (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,549 Points Hans Vr (6/1/2010 10:45:00 PM)

    The title is the road not taken.
    So, indeed he did not see a lot of difference in the two roads.
    Even though later, he may have regrets (a sigh) about the choice not taken, most likely will not be brave enough to admit it when he will be old and instead boast about the choice he made.
    This poem is indeed about unjustified glorification of past choices rather than about non-conformity. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Yacov Mitchenko (5/29/2010 1:07:00 AM)

    It has been said, correctly, that this poem has nothing to do with taking 'the [road] less traveled by'. This is not a poem about non-comformity, as suggested by the last two lines. When the poem's read closely, the reader finds that the preceding three stanzas contradict the last 2 lines. In the second stanza, the narrator does say 'Though as for that the passing there/ Had worn them really about the same'. That means that we can't see much difference between the two roads, that in fact, we can't tell which has been trod more. Recall the lines: 'And both that morning equally lay/ In leaves no step had trodden black'. So the poem is about providing happy rationalizations about important decisions we make in our life. We want to feel that we've made the right decisions (especially later in life, when we're old and death approaches) . We would rather feel good about ourselves than bad, that we have made the right choices. This is a dark poem that reveals a common human tendency of bending the facts for the sake of feeling good, although deep down inside we're least certain about the decisions we've made. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Tamara Lofton (5/28/2010 5:52:00 PM)

    actually this poem is not about making the RIGHT CHOICE its just about making a CHOICE. Frost never actuallty said the choice was positive. he was saying you'll never know if the choice u want to make is good or bad until u live it. Also he is saying that dreams are inevitable. To end, Frost was inspired by his buddy he used to take long walks in the woods of London with. they always came to a fork in the road. They also wondered what they would be missing from the other road. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jason Courchesne (5/26/2010 11:44:00 AM)

    it's pretty simple just when you think your doing something new think again.
    Make your own road it's more interesting then taking either path they both been travelled take it from someone that has travelled 7 countries. Food for thought. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Tiffany Zeuu (5/24/2010 10:29:00 PM)

    My reacher said that it's about making the right choices. You know, one road is the bad choice, and one is the good. I'm guessing he made the good choice? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Yaakoub Zerigui (4/25/2010 9:54:00 AM)

    first of all l would like to say that Mister Robert Frost when he write this poem as if he was knowing that l will born and l will live its events in reality (l mean my life) so what l can say about this poem is that it reflect a period of my life when l choose to study in Biskra rather than Algiers but now its too late to come back to the starting point to take the right one.lm not regreting for that because what is essential for me is that even if l did not study there but at list l study the speciality that l want and l will graduate soon in addition l met new friends, great teachers, new mentalities....etc this poem is perfect lm realy very proud of you sir (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Yaakoub Zerigui (4/25/2010 9:38:00 AM)

    first of all l would like to say that Mister Robert Frost when he write this poem as if he was knowing that l will born and l will live its events in reality (l mean my life) so what l can say about this poem is that it reflect a period of my life when l choose to study in Biskra rather than Algiers but now its too late to come back to the starting point to take the right one.lm not regreting for that because what is essential for me is that even if l did not study there but at list l study the speciality that l want and l will graduate soon in addition l met new friends, great teachers, new mentalities....etc this poem is perfect lm realy very proud of you sir (Report) Reply

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie 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

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