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The Road Not Taken

Paying attention to the imagery in "The Road Not Taken" actually reveals a meaning that some readers miss. People have a tendency to want to believe that they have led the more difficult lives and...

Latest answer posted December 2, 2019 2:29 pm UTC

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The Road Not Taken

Readers often misinterpret "The Road Not Taken," and they therefore identify themes that are not well-supported by the details of the poem. One main theme in "The Road Not Taken" centers around...

Latest answer posted December 9, 2020 11:07 am UTC

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It means there is a fork in the road, and it is autumn in the woods. The two roads diverged into a fork in the road, meaning that the roads went in two separate directions. The “yellow wood” means...

Latest answer posted July 6, 2016 2:47 am UTC

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The theme of this poem centers around choices, and which ones bring us the fullest life as human beings. In "The Road Not Taken," we see someone in the woods at the fork in the road...pondering...

Latest answer posted August 14, 2011 8:37 am UTC

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Rhyme refers to the pattern or rhythm of sounds a poet creates in his/her poetry by using similar sounding words. A rhyme scheme refers to the recurrence of similar sounding words at the end of...

Latest answer posted December 27, 2016 10:02 am UTC

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Robert Frost's poem “The Road Not Taken” begins with the line “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood.” The line sets the scene for the speaker's need to make a choice, to take one path over another,...

Latest answer posted January 13, 2021 2:20 pm UTC

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"The Road Not Taken" is traditionally taken to mean that it can be better to take the less conventional path in life. In the poem, a man is walking through the woods, when he comes to a fork in the...

Latest answer posted December 13, 2020 10:53 am UTC

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It is significant that the speaker, presumably Frost himself, says that he shall be retelling this story about the two roads "ages and ages hence." That suggests hundreds of years. He must either...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2012 1:14 pm UTC

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Many of Frost's poems were autobiographical. He chose to live a life of simplicity and self-sufficiency, as one can see in such poems as "Mending Wall," "Two Tramps in Mud Time," and "Stopping By...

Latest answer posted July 1, 2012 9:50 pm UTC

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It's always important to understand the difference between tone and mood. I like to say that tone is how the author feels about the work. You can tell how the author feels by the word choices...

Latest answer posted October 6, 2015 3:48 pm UTC

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"...Way leads on to way." Life seems to have a way of bringing us to the end of one road, and forces us to start all over on an unfamiliar, sometimes uncomfortable way--a brand new ballgame.Often...

Latest answer posted February 24, 2015 1:58 am UTC

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These lines from the third stanza of Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken" follow the lines in which the speaker says that he chooses a path that is just "as fair" as another road; a path that is...

Latest answer posted February 11, 2009 10:05 am UTC

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When the narrator, who is walking through the woods, comes to a fork in the road, he ponders which way to go. He decides on the path that is "grassy and wanted wear," but also notes that each path...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2017 2:53 am UTC

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The road in Frost's famous poem is symbolic of the path that one takes in life. One chooses a particular direction, and the choice determines every other event that one may encounter. One's...

Latest answer posted July 20, 2017 10:40 am UTC

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This line describes the lesser-trodden of the two paths between which the speaker of Robert Frost's poem "The Road Not Taken" must choose when he reaches a fork in the woods. Specifically, the...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2018 1:35 pm UTC

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In "The Road Not Taken," the speaker is one, lone traveler. He is walking in the yellow wood when he comes to a fork in the road. The dilemma is that the speaker can only take one road. While the...

Latest answer posted June 19, 2012 12:42 pm UTC

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Tone depends on context. Frost wrote this poem in 1915 in England to poke fun at the indecisiveness of his friend and walking companion Edward Thomas. The original tone of the poem was humorous and...

Latest answer posted January 29, 2021 11:02 am UTC

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Simply put, this road symbolizes life and the choices we make every day which change and shape our future in ways we have no understanding of. The poet has come to a point where the road on which...

Latest answer posted April 23, 2020 3:32 pm UTC

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In Robert Frost's famous poem "The Road Not Taken," the author uses symbolism to express the importance of individuality. The road represents the course of the narrator's life. In this case, the...

Latest answer posted February 22, 2012 11:50 pm UTC

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It suggests that the narrator, in choosing the "less-traveled" path, has found experiences, seen and done things that have brought him or her greater fulfillment in life than he or she would have...

Latest answer posted November 6, 2010 8:46 am UTC

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What is remarkable about Robert Frost's famous poem "The Road Not Taken" is that the setting he describes in the first three stanzas is not a real place at all but a fairly simple and obvious...

Latest answer posted March 17, 2015 6:16 pm UTC

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The narrator says in the second stanza of the poem that after looking at the first road, he decides to take the second, as it's "just as fair." By "fair," the narrator could mean "good" and...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2017 1:50 am UTC

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The speaker of the poem has reached a fork in the road in the middle of the woods. He considers the truth that he, "one traveler," cannot take both roads in front of him. The speaker examines one...

Latest answer posted September 2, 2017 2:32 am UTC

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This poem by Robert Frost describes the dilemma a walker faces when the path he is treading diverges into "two roads." The two roads are, in fact, nearly identical. The first one, as the speaker...

Latest answer posted July 5, 2019 10:14 pm UTC

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To be able to understand the phrase "long I stood" in the poem "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost, it is important to perceive it in context. The poet tells of reaching a place in a forest where...

Latest answer posted June 1, 2020 2:59 am UTC

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The "yellow wood" could also mean early spring, no? Echoing in my mind is another poem by Frost, "Nothing God Can Stay": Nature's first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf's a...

Latest answer posted February 14, 2009 6:09 pm UTC

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"Both the morning equally lay" refers to both paths. They are (almost) equal in the eyes of the speaker. Nothing much differentiates them aside from that one is less traveled than the other, simply...

Latest answer posted June 9, 2010 8:49 pm UTC

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The phrase is part of a change in tone that happens in the last stanza, and suggests (perhaps) the true purpose of the poem. Readers often feel that Frost's point has to do with nonconformity, and...

Latest answer posted July 17, 2017 10:54 am UTC

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The "sigh" is not necessarily a sigh of regret that he did not choose the other road, but a sigh of regret that he was unable to see where that other road would have taken him or where he would...

Latest answer posted June 15, 2012 5:36 pm UTC

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Robert Frost uses "the road" as a metaphor for a course not taken in life. In the first line, the narrator recalls his fateful choice: "Two roads diverged in a yellow wood." "Two roads" are a...

Latest answer posted August 25, 2017 6:50 pm UTC

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Robert Frost’s famous poem “The Road Not Taken” uses very evocative and expressive imagery to paint a picture of this mysterious, metaphorical, forested landscape. The forest and diverging paths...

Latest answer posted July 6, 2019 7:23 pm UTC

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Upon reaching a fork in the road during a walk in the woods, the speaker of "The Road Not Taken" struggles to determine which is the better path to take. Having weighed the two roads in front of...

Latest answer posted August 31, 2020 11:05 am UTC

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To me, the lesson that is taught by this poem is that you should not stress over decisions. The poem is teaching us that most decisions that we think are really important are actually...

Latest answer posted July 21, 2010 10:25 pm UTC

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I see the dilemma as it is presented in these lines: Oh, I kept the first for another day! Yet knowing how way leads on to way, I doubted if I should ever come back. You can only live one life....

Latest answer posted March 17, 2010 12:19 am UTC

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One of the ironies of the poem is that the two paths do not differ that much. As the speaker says, coming to a fork in the road and having to make a decision to go one way or the other, both roads...

Latest answer posted May 12, 2020 5:31 pm UTC

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In Stanza 1 of Robert Frost's poem The Road Not Taken, the speaker is in a wood in autumn when leaves fall and comes upon a fork in the road ("Two roads diverged"). He laments that he can't divide...

Latest answer posted January 27, 2010 12:36 am UTC

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In the final stanza, the speaker seems to regret the choice he made, to take the road "less traveled by." The roads are, of course, metaphorical, and they represent choices made or not made. The...

Latest answer posted June 6, 2019 2:25 pm UTC

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The setting is a crossroads in a woods: a place where two roads meet, one going one way, one the other. It appears to be fall, as the wooded area is described as "yellow," probably a reference to...

Latest answer posted October 13, 2017 11:20 pm UTC

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This quotation from Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken" is a good example of the subjective interpretation of poetry. Although Frost had a specific meaning in mind when he wrote this poem and sent...

Latest answer posted June 19, 2019 5:15 pm UTC

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“The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost must be read on a literal and figurative level. The poem appears deceptively simple. The theme of the poem is choice and its inevitability. The choice must...

Latest answer posted April 17, 2013 6:29 pm UTC

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Of course, this is a matter of opinion and speculation. The speaker tells us at the end of the poem that taking the less traveled road has made all the difference. This implies that it mattered...

Latest answer posted February 6, 2019 8:12 pm UTC

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This phrase appears in the third stanza of the poem: And both that morning equally lay In leaves no step had trodden black. The first line of this stanza lets readers know that the speaker is at...

Latest answer posted December 12, 2018 3:46 pm UTC

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The title of a poem is often a good indication of where the poet's focus lies. While this poem is, ostensibly, about deciding between two fundamentally very similar paths in life, the significance...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2018 9:49 am UTC

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Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken" is generally read as an extended metaphor for making choices in life. So much emphasis is placed on the metaphor that few readers consider the poem even briefly...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2020 10:52 am UTC

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Have you ever made a decision, which may have been major or minor, about your life and the way that you want it to go, that has led you into a very different direction? It might have been choosing...

Latest answer posted January 1, 2011 8:53 pm UTC

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"The Road Not Taken" is one of the most recognized poems in American Literature written by a literary giant, Robert Frost. Frost employs a metaphor based on the two roads. These roads represent...

Latest answer posted September 10, 2012 11:10 pm UTC

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Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,And sorry I could not travel bothAnd be one traveler, long I stoodAnd looked down one as far as I couldTo where it bent in the undergrowth; The two roads...

Latest answer posted June 6, 2009 12:38 am UTC

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A critical appreciation is the expression of a personal opinion but one that is supported by the contents of the poem. The use of the word "critical" infers that the elements of the poem need to be...

Latest answer posted July 6, 2015 5:29 pm UTC

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With this concluding statement of the poem, the speaker means that the choice he had made (the "road" he took) is the reason why his life turned out the way it has. This is vague but it is the...

Latest answer posted May 31, 2016 7:19 pm UTC

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The metaphors in "The Road Not Taken" work together to convey an ultimately ambiguous tone. First, the speaker arrives at a fork in the road. Metaphorically, he has arrived at a tough decision in...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2020 9:50 pm UTC

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