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What is a good thematic statement for the poem "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost? What is the thematic subject of this poem?

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Frost's "The Road Not Taken" argues that, given a choice between two paths in life, taking the least conventional route can be more deeply satisfying.

In the poem, the speaker is taking a walk in the woods. His path comes to a dead end and forks in two directions. The speaker has to pick which way to go: left or right. He peers down one path and then the other, trying to decide. He wishes he could go both ways, but he can't. Finally, he picks the path that seems slightly more overgrown; it looks as if fewer people travel on it. Looking back later, he does not regret having made this choice.

The need to make a choice about what road to take is metaphor for, or comparison to, life itself. We come to certain places in...

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