Analysis on "The Road Not Taken"

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Analysis on the “Road Not Taken” The poem the “Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost is a short poem that puts the speaker at a fork in the road. He must choose a path but both ways are equally worn. He chooses one, telling himself that he will take the other path another day. But he knows it is unlikely that he will have the opportunity to do so. He admits that someday he will recreate the scene with a different outcome. He will claim that he took the less-traveled road. This is why I chose this poem, because he realizes that regret is inevitable. In Robert Frost's poem, “The Road Not Taken,” he shows that regardless of the choices people make, he knows that he will miss the experiences he might have encountered on the road not taken. However, I did dislike that it does not say, “When you come to a fork in the road, study the footprints and take the road less traveled,” Frost made the focus more complicated. First, there is no less traveled road in this poem; it is not even an option. As seen on ll. 8-10, he states “Because it was grassy and wanted wear; though as for that, the passing there had worn them really about the same” meaning that there really is not a road that has been less traveled. Next, the poem on l.16, he states, “I shall be telling this with a sigh” which is saying that no matter what path he will take, he will inevitably regret the decision. This is a negative aspect that I have mixed feelings about because you should not dwell on past decisions. But at the same time, it is something that I experience almost on a daily basis, I can relate to l.16 of the poem. Even though I disliked aspects of the poem, at the same time I also liked certain parts of it, such as the scenery depicted on l.1 “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood” l.5 “to where it bent in the undergrowth” and l.8 “because it was grassy and wanted wear”. It paints a serene scene

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