The Road Not Taken By Robert Frost

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Choosing the right path is hard when there is a lot at stake to lose. Sometimes doing what is best for you may hurt the ones you love. It is sometimes necessary to take a chance and choose the riskier path to see what is behind the next bend, or corner. The poem, “The Road Not Taken” describes a person having a hard time choosing what path to take. Robert Frost elicits the central idea, theme, meaning, and how the speaker came to his decision by the use of metaphors describing the want for his readers to think through the hard decisions in life. One decision in life can make you or break you. It is all on how a person approaches the situation.
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, Frost introduces the metaphor of two diverging roads. He is depicting that it is fall by using the lexicon “yellow wood”. Fall is symbolic of a time of change.

And sorry I could not travel both Robert Frost is sorry that must make a choice. He using the word choice “sorry” shows his uneasiness in making his decision.

And be one traveler, long I stood He is standing alone and having a hard time making a decision on own. And looked down one as far as I could He tries to see the consequences of one decision.

To where it bent in the undergrowth; There are too many unknowns to know what will happen. Robert Frost uses the word “undergrowth” to represent the unknowns blocking his vision.

Then took the other, as just as fair, It seems just as nice to travel.

And having perhaps the
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