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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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  • Tawfeeq Hasan Khan (4/16/2014 11:08:00 AM)

    i am just of 14 now and quite inexperienced and have just stepped into the vast ocean of poetry.I would like to request you to comment on my poems to let me know the real depth of that ocean of poetry.Thank you, may the dusk in your life be lit by fireflies and you get the similar light as that you get in dawn... (Report) Reply

  • Preston Morimondo (4/10/2014 9:05:00 AM)

    Never trust a narrator in a Frost poem. And more importantly, never assume it is Frost speaking.

    This narrator admits that there is no difference between the paths. They've been worn about the same and they're both covered in leaves. He later tells people that he took the road less traveled by, which is basically like flipping a coin and when it lands face down, saying I chose 'tails.' It's not about how to choose correctly. It's about how we look back at the choices that we have made. (Report) Reply

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  • Virginia Azadian (3/22/2014 8:30:00 AM)

    Maybe don't follow the herd, be an independent thinker. The path the herd follows can sometimes lead to death. Don't go with the norm, be exceptional and stand out. (Report) Reply

  • Patty Sullivan (3/16/2014 1:00:00 PM)

    I took the wrong road thirty years ago. I suggest that everyone view his roads carefully before proceeding. Patty Sullivan (Report) Reply

  • Melikhaya Zagagana (3/15/2014 9:14:00 AM)

    It feels better insane when poets don't explain their lines, more often than not explanation tend to be clue-less or rather manipulated. (Report) Reply

  • Patrick Dennis (3/12/2014 5:06:00 AM)

    Note the off beat, weak, fading metre of the last line. The first stress is on that and the line fades to the next stress on all and again fades to dif. And notice also the onomatopoeic effect of difference like the sound of air gently escaping from a floating balloon. It's a poem about bombast, bluster, beauty and opportunity squandered, , fumbling, poorly constructed decisions and, at the end, sinking and failure - not by a long shot, not about triumph and success. America, the great man is pulling your leg. (Report) Reply

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  • Janet Doe (3/8/2014 12:14:00 PM)

    The two paths are equally wore in the beginning but at some point people turn back as difficulty arise or the second guess themselves which is related to this: and both that mourning equally lay
    In leaves no step had trodden back
    Oh, I kept the first for another day
    Yet knowing how way leads to way
    I doubted if I should ever come back

    At this point he had made his choice and chose to keep the path, although it was harder, I shall be telling this with a sigh. It was only years later that all though harde that choice made all the difference in his life, and it made all the difference. (Report) Reply

  • Lauren Rosina (2/26/2014 7:29:00 AM)

    Frost seem's to say in this poem the the road he took was less taken, yet used just as much as the over one. I think that maybe he ment the road he took ment more, so that one passage through it ment alot more then taking the over road. That it made more of impact. (Report) Reply

  • M Mostaqul Haque (2/25/2014 11:42:00 PM)

    Modern trend of confusion is dominant in the poem, but not the hesitation like Hamlet. Life is complex and choosing best way is toughest job, no doubt. Still I have to select one and set reasons in favour of my choice to make a difference of my own. M Mostaqul Haque, Bangladesh (Report) Reply

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