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The Road Not Taken Essay

  • Submitted by: xladibarrettx
  • on September 7, 2011
  • Category: English
  • Length: 535 words

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Response To The Road Not Taken By: Robert Frost

In the poem The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost, I believe the poem is about the procedure, time and consideration of making important decisions in life. In our everyday lives we all come to a point in time where we have to make tough decisions on something and then later on we sometimes wonder what our life would be like if you went with our other choice. I also feel life is about doing what you believe is best for you and hoping you did make the right choice in the long run.
          The Road Not Take is a metaphor, for an example Frost uses the word “path” as another word for “life”. In the first stanza he states "Two roads diverge in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both and be one traveler...”. In those phrases he is trying to explain that he is in a position where he has to choose one thing or the other. Throughout life we are all faced with this dilemma where we need to select a choice, they can be small decisions where we don’t need to put much thought into, but they’re also big decisions that can in the process change our lives and futures forever.
        In the first stanza Frost says “And be one traveler, long I stood...” this indicates he thought long and hard about trying to decide which path would be best. This tells us how people can spend a lot time debating or considering over which one would be the best choice and that we should make well thought out and precise decisions. He then writes “Then took the other as just as fair“, this points out that he carefully gave the same amount of deliberations to both his options, I believe this clearly tells us that one shouldn’t make hasty choices without giving it much thought, and that we must observe both choices equally and justly.
        When we make decision we then sometimes have that “what if” in the back of our minds and that is exactly what frost implies. He later on states “Yet knowing how way leads on to way I doubted if I...

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