The Road Not Taken Questions and Answers
by Robert Frost

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How does the poem "The Road Not Taken" illustrate the difficulty involved in making decisions?

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The difficulty with making a decision, especially a big decision early in life, like the one alluded to in the the poem, is this: for the most part an individual only gets a single chance at it.

As the poem states, once the decision is made: "...way leads on to way..." and there may well be no time later to "...ever come back.." and try another path.

Remember, the poem is called "The Road Not Taken." Once you have made your choice and lived your life, you do not have the opportunity to start over and see where the other road may have taken you.


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