What did the poet wish to do when he took the path that he had not been able to choose in "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost?

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The speaker says he wishes he could go back and take the other road after having chosen one.

"The Road Not Taken" is about a person who comes to a fork in a road and has to choose between two roads. He comments in the beginning that he wishes he could travel both. Since he can only choose one road, the speaker stops and thinks about his choice for a while. He notices one of the roads is grassier than the other one. It is fall, so leaves cover the road.

Two roads diverged in a...

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