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The Road Not Taken 20

  • Date Submitted: 08/07/2010 02:54 PM
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The poem “The Road Not Taken” is one of the most famous poems written by Robert Frost in 1915.   This poem tells us a story about a traveler, who comes upon a fork in the road and he has to choose between two paths without having any knowledge of where each road will lead.   This story we can compare with our everyday life. Very often we encounter the difficulties or problems in our lives and we have to make a choice leading by our intuition and inner voice. With that choice we must understand the fact that we can never go back and try another way or start over again. Some choices are easier to choose while other takes more time and willpower. But very often after we have made our choice, we still think about the road not taken.
In the first stanza, the author describes   the traveler who stands up before “two roads diverged in a yellow wood.” There are two paths which look the same at the first look. He would like to travel both, but it is impossible. The traveler has to make a choice, which one is better for him. He faced with an important decision in his life and has to weigh his option carefully to make a more efficient choice. The traveler looks down both of the paths and tries to make a decision of what each of the paths will bring. His sight is limited. He can see only the path until it curves into “the undergrowth”
In the second stanza, the road which is “grassy and wanted wear” more attracts the traveler. He stands before the choice, take the path, which is not frequently traveled and it seems enigmatic or the path more commonly traveled. In the last 2 lines of the 2nd stanza, the traveler realized that both of the paths are the same and equally worn.
In the 3rd stanza, we can see that morning did not bring any changes. The roads are “equally lay” and no one has stepped onto the roads because leaves left undisturbed. In the last 3 lines of the 3rd stanza, the traveler decides to keep the first path for another day, knowing that he will not have an...


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