The Road Not Taken

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“The Road Not Taken” is a poem that was authored by Robert Frost. The poem essentially focuses on the aspect of the journey of life. The elements and settings used in the poem such as nature and roads were suggesting that in life, every individual in society will face uncountable choices and is forced to make decisions or remain stagnant. To progress in life we just have to be confident in ourselves and follow our intuition to choose between choices and remain sanguine over the choices we have made which will make a transformation in our lives. The most prominent message that Frost is trying to convey through the poem “The road not taken” is the crucial nature of making decisions. There comes a time in his life where he has to decide which of the two equally seemingly appealing choices is a better one and makes the decision to take either one. Frost illustrates this theme clearly in several lines throughout the poem. For example” Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both” (Frost) whereby he takes up the metaphor of a road splitting into two separate routes and he is standing at the point of divergence. Since he can only travel one way, he has to make a conscious decision of choosing the right path. He has to make a choice whereby he can take one road but in the process would be required to forsake the other. The line "Way leads on to way” (Frost) symbolizes the poet's puzzlement, how he is caught up in a muddle with regards to decision–making. In the end, Frost chooses the road that appears at first glance to be grassy and neglected therefore less travelled. Which was demonstrated in the line” Then took the other, as just as fair, and having perhaps the better claim, because it was grassy and wanted wear” (Frost).These lines are a metaphor for a decision that is less commonly made. He has to make a decision whether or not it was a

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