The poet says "I took the one less travelled by, And that has made all the difference." What is "the difference" that the poet mentions?

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schulzie eNotes educator| Certified Educator

We all make certain choices in life.  Some of those choices make life harder, and some make it easier.  For example: You have a choice whether to go to college or start working after high school.  That choice will affect the type of job you can get ,the amount of money you will make during a lifetime, and your lifestyle.  It may even affect the type of woman you marry.  That one choice made "the difference" in what your life was like.  In the poem, the poet has a choice of traveling on two roads.  He took the one that was "grassy and wanted wear" -- but they had both been worn about the same. It would be nice if we could see what going to college and/or starting a job after high school BOTH would do for us, but we can't.  Even the poet says  that "knowing how way leads on to way, i doubted I should ever come back." to travel the other path.  The choice he made, made a difference in his life.

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The Road Not Taken

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