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What is the mood in Rorbert Frost's poem "The Road Not Taken?"

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Posted April 5, 2009 at 3:38 AM via web

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What is the mood in Rorbert Frost's poem "The Road Not Taken?"

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parkerlee | Teacher | (Level 2) Educator

Posted April 5, 2009 at 3:49 AM (Answer #1)

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The narrator admits that he will recount the story of the fork in the path with a certain wistful nostalgia, perhaps in wondering where life would have taken him had he made other choices (taken other paths).

The path in the woods is a universal symbol for the path of life, and the fork of course is the moment of decision; the path taken, the ultimate choice made.

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