Which road to take? When making a choice, one is required to make a decision. Almost immediately, however, he seems to contradict his own judgment: People take it very seriously. So, again, the roads are equalized.
I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: In order to gain some things in life, we must let others go.
That is where the regret of not exploring our other options disturbs us. And both the morning equally lay In leaves no step had trodden black.
He is interested in the paradox of life. The poet beautifully leaves this to the imagination of the readers; Ambiguity is one of the striking features of Frost in poetry.
But life is rarely that simple. He chooses the grassy and less travelled path. The rhyme scheme is ABAAB; the rhymes are strict and masculine, with the notable exception of the last line we do not usually stress the -ence of difference. Our natural desire to know what will happen because of the decisions we make is in the first stanza of the poem: The chief theme of his poetry is an ambiguous relationship with nature.
Robert Frost- Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Though as for that the passing there Had worn them really about the same, And both that morning equally lay In leaves no step had trodden black.
Frost captures the uncertainty about making decisions. Viewing a choice as a fork in a path, it becomes clear that we must choose one direction or another, but not both.
All of us reach a crucial point in life when we must make a right choice. External factors therefore make up his mind for him. This poem is not about taking the road less travelled, about individuality or uniqueness. Lines eighteen and nineteen expose that he intends to lie, and claim he took the road that was less travelled in reality both were equally travelled.
In this sense, the poem is emblematic. But Frost likely left this ambiguity on purpose so that the reader would not focus so much on condition of the road, and, instead, focus on the fact that he chose a road any road, whether it was that which was less traveled by or notand that, as a result, he has seen a change in his life.
Both ways are equally worn and equally overlaid with un-trodden leaves. All the speaker knows is that he prefers the road less travelled, perhaps because he enjoys solitude and believes that to be important. The descriptions of each road one bends under the undergrowth, and the other is "just as fair" indicates to the reader that, when making a life-altering decision, it is impossible to see where that decision will lead.
And like the character in the poem, often times, we are disappointed that we cannot hold on to, and experience the consequences of every opportunity that is presented to us. Then there is the other audience.
Oh, I kept the first for another day! Frost is the only major literary figure in American history with two distinct audiences, one of which regularly assumes that the other has been deceived. In all of American history, the only writers who can match or surpass him are Mark Twain and Edgar Allan Poe, and the only poet in the history of English-language verse who commands more attention is William Shakespeare.
Which way will you go? Then, the poet reaches a fork in the road.
Nonetheless, that is the way he is going now, and the place he ends up, for better or worse, was the result of his decision. Poets, we assume, are not popular—at least after or so. Frost composed this poem in four five-line stanzas with only two end rhymes in each stanza abaab.
Yet, as if to confuse the reader, Frost writes in the final stanza: A small courageous step makes a big difference. It is the hallmark of the true poet to take such everyday realities, in this case, the sighs of a friend on a country walk, and transform them into something so much more.
Yet knowing how way leads on to way, I doubted if I should ever come back. At the moment of decision-making, both roads present themselves equally, thus the choice of which to go down is, essentially, a toss up—a game of chance.
What is clear is that the speaker is, at least, a person like Thomas in some respects though there may well be some of Frost in him also. Life is about the paths you do choose to walk through, not about the road not taken.By Robert Frost About this Poet Poet Robert Frost was born in San Francisco, but his family moved to Lawrence, Massachusetts, in following his father’s death.
Feb 17, · In "The Road Not Taken," Frost does not indicate whether the road he chose was the right one. Nonetheless, that is the way he is going now, and the place he ends up, for better or worse, was the result of his ultimedescente.coms: 5.
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The best loved of the American poets; Robert Frost () was born in USA. He is considered “The Voice of America”. His poems begin in delight and in wisdom.
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A young man hiking through a forest is abruptly confronted with a fork in the path. He pauses, his hands in his pockets, and looks back and forth between his options.Download