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(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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  • Hako Daga (9/3/2013 11:18:00 AM)

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  • Lauren Kane (8/29/2013 1:06:00 AM)

    Everyone thinks this poem means to be unconventional and do your own thing, but that's NOT what it means.

    Frost is saying that both roads are the same and he just chooses one randomly. identical. He states that they were both worn the same.
    Had worn them really about the same And both that morning equally lay
    In leaves no step had trodden black.

    But in the last stanza:

    I shall be telling this with a sigh
    Somewhere ages and ages hence:
    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
    I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference.

    he is saying that in the FUTURE he will say with a sigh and tell people that he took the road less traveled by and it made a difference, but he's actually lying because he earlier in the poem he states that they were worn about the same.

    The point of the poem is that you take a road by chance and it doesn't really make a difference. There is no road less traveled by. It's not really an option to take one or the other. Although people would like to look back on the choices they made and think they would have made a difference, things just happen the way that they happen in life!

  • Srivinay Salian (8/28/2013 4:06:00 PM)

    Truly inspiring verses so beautifully woven by Frost. There are poems to be analysed and then there are ones to be felt. This one belongs to the heart!

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  • John Tatum (8/21/2013 11:30:00 PM)

    The simple explanation is okay...so 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.

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  • Dev Arya (8/21/2013 9:28:00 AM)

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  • Dev Arya (8/21/2013 9:20:00 AM)

    Last few lines are truly mesmerizing...

  • 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.

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