What does "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost symbolise?
"The Road Not Taken" seems to be a bit of a conclusion in life; at the very least, the speaker is at a vantage point in his life where he can reflect upon the different choices that he has made and the affect the choices have had on his life.
The symbolization is the metaphor of "life is a road or path" and it is the speaker's travel upon the rough one, the one that had not been made smooth by frequent travel that has made him who he is ("that has made all the difference").
Often when speaking on this, I make an allusion to "Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening"- also by Robert Frost. My purpose is to show the speaker here could be the speaker in "Road Not Taken" but on an individual life's journey rather the collective one spoke of in "Road". "Woods" shows the speaker doing the unconventional- watching the woods fill up with snow, while he still has miles to go.
If you are not familiar with "Stopping by the Woods", I've included a link.
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