Analysis Of The Road Not Taken, By Robert Frost

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A fork in the road lies ahead of the speaker as he contemplates on which one is the better path. Incapable to see what lies ahead, he opts for the better looking and less worn out one, but soon contradict himself saying that both ways look equally fair. Thinking about one road, he takes the other telling himself that one-day he will return to try again, although it is very unlikely. The speaker anticipates his future with a sigh saying that he took the one less travelled by road making all the difference. Mostly acknowledged as the poet of nature, Robert Frost was born on March 26, 1874 in San Francisco, California, only to become one of the most respected American poets of the twentieth century. While living in Gloucestershire, England in 1914, Frost was inspired to write The Road Not Taken when his close friend Edward Thomas used to take him on woodland walks where Thomas would always choose the path that enables him to show more to Frost. Even though, Thomas enjoyed the walks, in the end, he would always regret the decision he made, sighing over what he might of saw if he took an alternate path. …show more content…
In the same way the poem focuses on the lost opportunities; what would have happened if he chose the one most travelled by? The poem can be taken in two ways, in a positive or a negative way. When reading the last stanza, the sigh could be seen as a pleased sigh or an apologetic sigh. More importantly, depending on which way it is understood, in a positive or negative way, can change the whole meaning of the poem. Although the way it is grasp depends on the reader, the title, more than anything in the poem, hints that the poem is about the lost opportunities that the speaker could have had. For instance, if the author were talking about how pleased he is by the choice he made, a better title would be “The Road

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