What choice did the traveler make in the poem? And how has the decision affected the traveler's life in the years that have passed? Quote a line.

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The first time I read Frost's poem many years ago, I thought I understood it easily. I take it to be a reflection on a career decision that Frost made some years earlier. Evidently he wanted to write poetry, but he knew that it is difficult if not impossible to make a living writing poetry. It always has been. One of the diverging roads would lead to a lifetime of extreme simplicity and near poverty, similar to the life led by another New Englander, Henry David Thoreau. The other road would have been more practical. It is a road taken by a lot...

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