What adjectives would best describe the tone of The Road Not Taken?
Here are several adjectives, or more loosely, 'describing' or 'modifying' words, that best suit the themes of The Road Not Taken.
Lamented: Permanent decisions are just that - permanent. The speaker seems to be regretful that the decision can only be made once.
Individual or non-conforming: The decisions we make inform the person we will become. Here the speaker has to literally choose the road on which to travel.
Indecisive: The poem has several interpretations. Rather than a reflection on a life that "could have been," the poem, according to some critics, is a jibe at Frost's contemporary, Edward Thomas, who was infamously indecisive.
Reflective: Another interpretation of the poem is that it explores the humanity of decisions. The turmoil and struggle of life is neatly presented here as an either/or option. Life itself is, of course, much more complex than this.