Would that be possible? The whole poem is an extended metaphor; the road is life, and it diverges, that is, splits apart—forks. Yet knowing how way leads on to way, I doubted if I should ever come back. This pondering about the different life one may have lived had they done something differently is central to "The Road Not Taken.
He tells himself that he will come back and take the other road. All of Robert Frost's poems can be found in this exceptional book, The Collected Poemswhich I use for all my analyses. Thomas would sigh over what they might have seen and done, and Frost thought this quaintly romantic.
Robert Frost- Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Though as for that the passing there Had worn them really about the same, And both that morning equally lay In leaves no step had trodden black.
In all of American history, the only writers who can match or surpass him are Mark Twain and Edgar Allan Poe, and the only poet in the history of English-language verse who commands more attention is William Shakespeare.
All the speaker knows is that he prefers the road less travelled, perhaps because he enjoys solitude and believes that to be important. In this it strongly resembles its creator. No one had stepped through to disturb the leaves on both roads. Several generations of careless readers have turned it into a piece of Hallmark happy-graduation-son, seize-the-future puffery.
At the moment of decision-making, both roads present themselves equally, thus the choice of which to go down is, essentially, a toss up—a game of chance. But who knows what the future holds down the road?
Yet knowing how way leads on to way, I doubted if I should ever come back. It is the hallmark of the true poet to take such everyday realities, in this case, the sighs of a friend on a country walk, and transform them into something so much more.
The first road is described as bending into the undergrowth. Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. This poem is about the road taken, to be sure, as well the road not taken, not necessarily the road less traveled.
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External factors therefore make up his mind for him. These are the facts; we cannot justifiably ignore the reverberations they send through the easy aphorisms of the last two stanzas. Yet, as if to confuse the reader, Frost writes in the final stanza: Most widely celebrated artistic projects are known for being essentially what they purport to be.
Robert Frost wrote this poem to highlight a trait of, and poke fun at, his friend Edward Thomas, an English-Welsh poet, who, when out walking with Frost in England would often regret not having taken a different path.
The situation is clear enough - take one path or the other, black or white - go ahead, do it. Other poetic devices include the rhythm in which he wrote the poem, but these aspects are covered in the section on structure.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. But he knows that in reality, that is unlikely to happen.
Then, the poet reaches a fork in the road. The second road is described as "just as fair," though it was "grassy and wanted wear.Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken" is a lyrical poem about the decisions that one must make in life. When a man approaches a fork in the road on which he is traveling, he must choose which path to take.
By Robert Frost About this Poet Robert Frost was born in San Francisco, but his family moved to Lawrence, Massachusetts, in following his father’s death.
“The Road Not Taken” is one of Robert Frost’s most popular and memorable works published in The poem puts forward the point that no matter what choice one may make, even a good choice, one will still look back and wonder what would have happened with a different decision.
One of the most celebrated poets in America, Robert Frost was an author of searching and often dark meditations on universal themes and a quintessentially modern poet in his adherence to language as it is actually spoken, in the psychological complexity of his portraits, and in the degree to which his work is infused with layers of ambiguity and irony.
Sep 11, · In addition, “The Road Not Taken” appears as a title, subtitle, or chapter heading in more than four hundred books by authors other than Robert Frost, on subjects ranging from political theory to the impending zombie apocalypse.
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