Robert Frost

(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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Comments about this poem (The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost )

  • Rookie Terriyanah Davis (2/19/2013 6:28:00 PM)

    This poem means that there will be another road or another choice but sometimes you won't be able to pick both choices or ways (Report) Reply

    113 person liked.
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  • Rookie Allison Hanold (2/17/2013 9:19:00 AM)

    Please read my poem.end of first love. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 7 Points Chelsea Page (2/15/2013 9:06:00 AM)

    I have learn from the poem. Good going Robet Frost (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Patrick Hobbelen (2/10/2013 6:48:00 AM)

    He hasn't taken any road. The poem is called The Road Not Taken for a reason. Both were travelled by the same amount of people. Once he In leaves no step had trodden black. Oh, I marked the first for another day! he has taken only the first step on the road he chose. Which makes that road, at that point, the road most travelled by. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 39 Points Malini Kadir (1/27/2013 3:05:00 AM)

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

  • Rookie Titi Dale (1/17/2013 7:12:00 PM)

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

  • Silver Star - 3,324 Points Patricia Grantham (1/12/2013 6:53:00 AM)

    A master Poet, It is taking a chance to see if there is something new that could be discovered.
    Most of us are very skeptical of tryiny something new. I admire his courage and ingenuity! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Michael Montgomery (1/10/2013 9:14:00 AM)

    the road not taken could very well be the hershey highway. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 9 Points Srimayee Ganguly (1/4/2013 11:21:00 AM)

    Such a nice poem. Frost is really good. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Andrew Poe (1/3/2013 10:11:00 AM)

    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! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Anita Yonehana (12/29/2012 5:47:00 AM)

    The popular interpretation of the Robert Frost poem, The Road Not Taken, misses a close examination of the
    punctuation at the end of the third line of the last stanza. Whether the punctuation is a -, which appears in some editions, or a comma, which appears in others, it represents a sugnificant pause in the narrators analyses of a complicated situation. After that pause, the tone of the poem changes. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Anita Yonehana (12/29/2012 5:46:00 AM)

    The popular interpretation of the Robert Frost poem, The Road Not Taken, misses a close examination of the
    punctuation at the end of the third line of the last stanza. Whether the punctuation is a -, which appears in some editions, or a comma, which appears in others, it represents a sugnificant pause in the narrators analyses of a complicated situation. After that pause, the tone of the poem changes. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Faride Isaie (12/24/2012 8:52:00 AM)

    it is amazing.meaningfullll.......very good..like Robert Frost...... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Otteri Selvakumar (12/20/2012 12:57:00 AM)

    o... nice

    words......too woods (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lamborghini Mercy (12/19/2012 6:22:00 PM)

    i think Robert frost is kinda cool...thumbs up if u agree :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 9 Points Srimayee Ganguly (12/19/2012 11:37:00 AM)

    if i were in his place i would have opted for the choice taken by the majority (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,133 Points Tony Karas (12/12/2012 9:59:00 PM)

    No one paints as vividly with words as a true master! Nor stirs the heart and mind... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 55 Points Jessica Hinds (12/5/2012 6:40:00 PM)

    I like it, it's so creative! : D (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Cooper Redfearn (12/4/2012 11:03:00 PM)

    This poem can be interpreted differently. Most people think this poem is an inspiration, to take the road less traveled by and make your own path, but there are a few clues to make me believe other wise. The title it self gives it away, The Road Not Taken. At the end of the poem he says,
    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.
    The first line hints that he is in the future thinking back and sighing, meaning he is regretful. The poem says he has taken the road less traveled by, but the title contradicts that.
    Just a thought to get your mind thinking, are the authors leaving a poem uninterpreted for us to decide on our own? Or was Frost trying to get his readers to not just read the poem, but to understand the meaning of the words and the placement of the words? This is why he is one of my favorite authors. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Francesca Johnson (12/4/2012 3:03:00 PM)

    Older people like myself often wonder what it would have been like to take that different fork in the road, that side street, the left branch instead of the right.... I tell young people that sometimes you come to a crossroad and have to make the decision which way to go. And we do. Never look back and regret. Always look forward. Keep an eye on the road, ofcourse, but which ever way you go keep your eyes looking forward.
    A poem to provoke comment. And I like that.
    Fran x (Report) Reply



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