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The Road Not Taken Essay

  • Submitted by: NathanGeil1
  • on November 12, 2013
  • Category: Miscellaneous
  • Length: 838 words

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The Road Not Taken

    The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost, one of his earlier pieces, brings a story of man who has a choice between two roads a decides to take the lesser traveled road. The final lines, I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference, has become the most quoted line by Frost. The quote has become a leader in the senior yearbooks, motivational poster world and quoted in blockbuster movies.

This poem has meanings that Robert Frost had not intended. The lines throughout the poem provide a vague yet meaningful ideas and paths that conform to many situations. The man in the poem comes to a road that forks. He wants to go both ways and is upset he can not go both ways. And sorry I could not travel both ,and be one traveler, long I stood. He was undecided on which way to go. As he peers down the path as far as his eye could see till a bend impeded his view. This becomes a metaphor, if the paths represents the future of the man his peering down the path was how he looks into his future but, his view is obstructed by the bend.

In the next stanza after examining carefully the first path he quickly decides to go down the other path. Then took the other, as just as fair. His decision he explains was because the path he took was not often taken. Their seems to be an off-beat and solitary vibe from this man. He wants to be different and decides to take another path from any others. And having perhaps the better claim because it was grassy and wanted wear. And yet another step of misdirection and lack of uneasiness, he changes his mind again on the path he must take.   Though as for that the passing there, had worn them really about the same. His indecision is becoming more and more strong as he ways what to the reader seems like such an easy decision. Tying back to the each path represents a different path of his future, he is worried that he will make the wrong choice and affect his entire future based off this sling fork in the...

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