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 Niles Henley (1/23/2012 4:49:00 PM)

    It seems a lot of people have misinterpreted the meaning of this poem. It is not in fact, as many seem to have interpreted, about the decision one makes in life, but why one has made that decision. Indeed, in the last stanza, Frost remarks how, ironically, he shall be telling [] with a sigh how he took the one less travelled by when actually the passing there had worn them really about the same. This makes much sense when you take into consideration that Frost himself was unhappy with the road he had taken in life i.e. his profession. To paraphrase my earlier point, Frost's poem tells us that it's not one's decisions in life that defines who we are, but our character. Essentially, the two roads are the same. (Report) Reply

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  • Freshman - 613 Points Joe Breunig (1/23/2012 2:55:00 PM)

    This is one of my favorite Frost poems; as noted in the last stanza, making the right decision makes the difference in the course of one's life!

    -Joe Breunig
    Reaching Towards His Unbounded Glory
    A Journey Of... Poetic Purpose (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 4 Points Lawrence H (1/20/2012 7:05:00 PM)

    This is a very good poem for reflection of our life path we taken and going to take..Most people take easy path to life and they encounter many obstacles along the way too...If we take a road less travel, maybe we can learn much better as a person and a poet...Success is not an overnight matter, it takes many sacrifices and intelligent efforts to reach our aim or achieving our dream. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Abby Fancher (1/20/2012 2:47:00 PM)

    Well-written and very philosophical. I very much like this poem, as well as many others of Robert Frost'. I like the simple meaning of his poems, and also the meaning that has comforted me through some very ruff times. This poem is amazing in it's deep meaning and, when we studied it in school, it taught me much and I am probably a much better person (at least better educated!) . (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 923 Points Justin Reamer (1/19/2012 6:52:00 PM)

    The poem is very well-written. It is philosophical. Robert Frost tells us that we can choose any path we can in life. In his poem, he has made a hard adult decision, and he chose the road less travelled. He chose the right path. Thus, he tells us we can take another path, as well. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Bee Gee (1/11/2012 8:22:00 PM)

    You spelt his last name wrong! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kadombini Paromita (1/11/2012 8:17:00 AM)

    A highly philosophical poem. Forst gives us a philosophy that we are free to choose but we do'nt really know beforehand what we are choosing between. I love Robert Forst. Forst's poems start with pleasure and ends with wisdom... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Hareem Akram (1/1/2012 7:06:00 AM)

    We did this one in was pretty fun! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Abigaba Arthur (12/28/2011 12:12:00 AM)

    Very insightful, i love this one! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Judith Furedi (12/26/2011 11:42:00 AM)

    One of my all time favorites. I heard it read aloud and it is even better. The cadences are extraordinary. The medium is the message. The message is not all that complicated - however, this is one of the finest examples of what poetry should be. The sound and the meaning intertwined. It soars. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kelsey Phillips (12/15/2011 12:22:00 PM)

    i love your poem its so pretty and so true (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lanny Zanders (11/26/2011 7:58:00 PM)

    I absolutely adore this poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Alise Vannatter (11/25/2011 3:51:00 PM)

    This poem is so beautifully written and is very meaningful. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Alexis Ramos (11/23/2011 7:40:00 AM)

    wow i had to learn this poem about two years ago and thought it had no meaning but iread it agian and now it had alot of meaning to me. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ronald James De Langen (11/18/2011 5:57:00 PM)

    Awesome poem, great advice to live by! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Nompumelelo Amahle Mnisi (10/8/2011 1:17:00 AM)

    I love this poem was doing it in grade 11 its really great (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Shahzaib Asif (9/25/2011 4:19:00 AM)

    this poem is delivring a very good message which is true i like this poem nice poem..... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Maryam Altaf (9/24/2011 4:25:00 AM)

    The delimma faced by most people is what the poet exprsess through this
    amazing poem..........the voice of a common man n one of the best given by Robert Frost.... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Binte Ali (9/24/2011 1:34:00 AM)

    very good and a true poem............ nice: p (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Binte Ali (9/24/2011 1:32:00 AM)

    this poem is quite interesting and delivers a message which is the voice of every person in different kinds of situations.........: p (Report) Reply

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