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The Road Not Taken

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Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there

Had worn them really about the same,
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The Road Not Taken
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Nagam Saleh 01 May 2013

woooooow fantastic! ! ! ! that was soo good im gonna die. i wud liike to thank my pet monkey, and my mom. this was so good im gonna cry till i die i wud also luv to thannk my computer and my mouse. i cudnt do this without u. shukran

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Michael Montgomery 10 January 2013

the road not taken could very well be the hershey highway.

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Titi Dale 17 January 2013

Wow Robert Frost is indeed a poetic phenomenon. He writes with heart, and many admire him for that :)

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Andrew Poe 03 January 2013

The second stanza reveals that the passing there / Had worn them really about the same. He's sighing at the end because he likes to remember that he took the road less traveled...even though he knows deep down that at the time, the roads had been, in fact, equally traveled and he essentially flipped a coin to decide which one to take. His personal choice to remember one has being less traveled has made all the difference because there was no difference in the roads. There's a certain fatalism in the poem. There are many roads to take, but the journey and the destination are probably about the same no matter what you do, but if it makes you feel good to imagine that you made the better choice, then by all means, imagine away! That's my take on the poem...but not my take on life!

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Malini Kadir 27 January 2013

having chosen the road less traveled by, and that has made all the difference..............Hats off to you Mr Frost..........

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Mich mich 09 September 2021

Love this poem so much, tells about everyone's life and the difficult decisions every time

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I love Robert Frost Poems

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Freedom 30 August 2021

chaining the person you supposedly love, by lies, babies and contracts..but one day the truth will exposed and the babies find their way and the contracts will no longer matter..will your chain be as strong as you aimed?

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Freedom 30 August 2021

chaining the person you supposedly love, by lies, babies and contracts..but one day the truth will exposed and the babies find their way and the contracts will no longer matter..will your chain be as strong as you aimed?

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wonderful poem!

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