- August 19, 2023 at 11:40 pm #119897Dr. Mohammad Hossein Hariri AslKeymaster
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The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
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,
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
— By Robert Frost
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Analysis of The Road Not Taken
Written in 1915 in England, “The Road Not Taken” is one of Robert Frost’s—and the world’s—most well-known poems. Although commonly interpreted as a celebration of rugged individualism, the poem actually contains multiple different meanings. The speaker in the poem, faced with a choice between two roads, takes the road “less traveled,” a decision which he or she supposes “made all the difference.” However, Frost creates enough subtle ambiguity in the poem that it’s unclear whether the speaker’s judgment should be taken at face value, and therefore, whether the poem is about the speaker making a simple but impactful choice, or about how the speaker interprets a choice whose impact is unclear.
- August 21, 2023 at 6:29 pm #119965Hajar Aziz ZanjaniKeymaster
Thank you for this meaningful poem. I make some points about this poem:
Looking for the best is the reason for being challenged and moving forward.
The background color of your life does not change everywhere in the world of your mind.
That color is related just to you, not to your place or one time.
It is only up to you to change it to a happy or sad color.
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- August 24, 2023 at 12:34 pm #120025Dr. Mohammad Hossein Hariri AslKeymaster
The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost refers to dilemmas in life and the challenge of decision making, which sometimes tends to be extremely mind-twisting. However, our decisions, sound or rash, mature or immature, give us our identity. It’s natural that, from time to time, we might cast doubt on our former decisions, yet we cannot question the person who has made all those decisions.
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