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 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

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  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie - 0 Points 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

  • Rookie Zach Gillis (10/30/2009 2:48:00 PM)

    This is a classic.
    And it always will be. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Catherine Holmes (10/27/2009 12:35:00 AM)

    I love this poem! ! !
    were learining about this poem in class (Report) Reply

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie Aliasgar Murtaza (8/8/2009 2:15:00 AM)

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  • Rookie Henrick Macalinao (8/6/2009 6:38:00 AM)

    this was a very nice poem. it makes you realize that life is full of choices, where in you should make your own decision wisely. in life there is no one you can blame when you make the wrong choice. it is you that paints your life in this world. there is no turning back and even if you wish you could travel both ways it is impossible.
    this poem also teaches us that think and think not only twice but a couple of times when making decision because we don't want any regrets when the damage has been done. this poem also teaches us to accept things planned, maybe God has a reason why He leads you to this difficult experience. it is to test your courage and perseverance and act wisely. it is in our hands what better life we can offer to ourselves. finally, this poem teaches us that no matter what happen, whether we make or not the right decision, let us not be afraid to try. 'A journey of a thousand miles begin with a single step.' (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Garrett Anderson (8/4/2009 4:40:00 PM)

    I think that the sigh is the realization that with every choice that we make we eliminate every other possibility that another choice could have made, and as a result has made all of the difference because of that elimination. All of the difference has been eliminated. My interpretation follows more of an aesthetic and metaphysical way of thinking. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Cecil Gose (7/22/2009 5:53:00 AM)

    In life, there are lots of decisions and choices to be made. We may never know what would be the outcome of the choice we made but whatever it will be, we cannot retrieve those things that happened in the past. We may sigh in regret but it happened already and all we have to do is accept and learn. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Marc Raey Ebio (7/21/2009 10:48:00 AM)

    my interpretation on this poem is simple. We should think before we choose a path that we are going to follow, because we will not be be able to be at that moment again and there is no turning back.

    'every minute passed already passed and can not be brought back again' (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Cristina Mejia (7/14/2009 8:43:00 PM)

    Based on what I've understood on this poem, I think that this poem may inspire many people to choose what's best for them. Many people are not sure of the road that they want to go but with God's help and strength, we can choose correctly. Based on my interpretation of the poem, the author, at first, didn't know what road to choose. In the second stanza, the author said that he had taken the other road because it seems that the road is less traveled by and has less traffic. But then he said that the two roads looks just the same.

    Also as I interpreted the poem, I can see that the author wanted to turn back and try the other road. But he changes his decision and continue to his decision because he knows that time is short. So based on my over all interpretation of the poem, I think that what the author would like to say is that decisions in our life are easy to say but if we make it, it's difficult because we always have this 'doubt' that whatever we choose, we always have in mind that 'what if'. I also think that the author wanted us to know that making decisions has a lot of sacrifices to do because in every decision that we make, there would always be consequences. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Babylyn Cajes (7/14/2009 7:24:00 PM)

    ROBERT FROST IS THE AUTHOR OF THE POEM THE ROAD NOT TAKEN. HE WROTE SOME POEMS AND ALSO BOOKS THAT GAVE EXPLANATION ON WHY HUMANS ARE THE ACT AS THEY ARE. THE AUTHOR USED LOTS OF SYMBOLISM AND DIFFERENT INTRICATE WORDS THAT MADE THE POEM STRIKING TO THE READERS. THIS POEM, “THE ROAD NOT TAKEN” EXPLAINED THAT EACH OF INDIVIDUAL FACING INTO TWO OPPOSITE OPTIONS IN LIFE. THE TWO ROADS IN THE POEM MAY SYMBOLIZE EITHER THE IMPEDIMENT OR TRIUMPH. IT CAN BE ALSO SYMBOLIZE INTO TWO UNLIKE DECISIONS. THE AUTHOR USED PECULIAR WAYS TO RHYME ALL THE WORDS. THE AUTHOR DIDN’T USE LOT OF RHYTHMS BUT IT WAS HARD TO UNDERSTAND THAT IT SHOULD BE READ TWICE OR THRICE TO IDENTIFY THE ACCURATE MEANING OF THE POEM. HE ALSO USED FASCINATING SENTENCE FORMATION. THE AUTHOR DIDN’T SAY WHICH OF THE TWO ROADS HE OPTED TO. HE ALSO USED LOTS OF METAPHOR THAT MAKES THE POEM SO MEANINGFUL.
    THE AUTHOR SAYS THAT HE MAKES THE DECISION TO TAKE ONE OF THE ROADS, ALTHOUGH NOT SAYING EXACTLY WHICH ONE. HE CHOSE THE ONE BECAUSE HE THOUGHT AT THE TIME THAT IT WAS BETTER LOOKING, MORE PURE AND EASIER TO LOOK AT AND TRAVEL. BUT THEN HE GOES ON TO LOOK AT THE OTHER PATH AND NOTICES THAT THEY BOTH LOOK ABOUT THE SAME. THE AUTHOR USES A GREAT DEAL OF METAPHORS, I MEAN AFTER ALL HE’S TALKING ABOUT A MAIN THEME OF WHICH CHOICE IN LIFE HE SHOULD MAKE. THE AUTHOR CONFUSED WHICH TWO ROADS SHOULD HE GO BY, EITHER MOST TRAVELED BY OR TAKING THE PATH LESS TRAVELED BY BUT STILL DON’T KNOW WHAT COULD BE HAPPEN. IN THE LAST STANZA THE AUTHOR CHOSE THE ROAD IN WHICH PEOPLE LESS TRAVELED BY THAT MAY ALTER HIS LIFE INTO SOMETHING NEW.
    IN REAL LIFE, INDIVIDUAL LIKE I AM STRUGGLE ALSO SOMETIMES TWO UNLIKE DECISIONS. I MAY CONFUSE WHAT DECISION I AM GOING TO TAKE BECAUSE I ALSO CONSIDER WHAT MIGHT BE THE EFFECT OF IT ON ME. EACH OF US SOMETIMES CONFRONTED WITH SUCH UNLIKE COMPLICATED SITUATIONS THAT NEED TO THINK WISELY IN ORDER TO SATISFY OURSELVES OR GETTING WHAT WE PREFER TO. IT DEPENDS TO AN INDIVIDUAL ON HOW SHE FACE AND WHAT TO DO IN ORDER TO SOLVE HER PROBLEM.

    -BABES29 =) (Report) Reply










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