Robert Frost's The Road Not Taken : The Definition Of Success

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Success is not easy to achieve. In Robert Frost’s famous poem “The Road Not Taken”, the main character describes his success in saying “Two roads diverged in a wood, and … I took the one less traveled by. And that has made all the difference.” In order to become successful it takes hard work and dedication. Not only that but one must be determined to achieve success. Not many people are willing to go down this path. Success is defined as “accomplishment of what is desired or aimed at, achievement...” (New Webster’s Dictionary and Thesaurus of the English Language, 988). As noted, success is achieved by someone who has the desire to reach their goal. The New Webster’s Dictionary and Thesaurus of the English Language defines success as “the…show more content…
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