The Road Not Taken By Robert Frost

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The poem “The Road Not Taken was written by Robert Frost, a four-time Pulitzer Prize winner in poetry, and also a special guest at President John F. Kennedy’s inauguration ("Robert Frost Biography"). Frost was born on March 26, 1874 in San Francisco, California and he died of complications from prostate surgery on January 29, 1963. Much of Robert’s popularity was gained throughout Europe (An Analysis of Robert Frost’s Poem: The Road Not Taken). Frost became a poetic force, and the unofficial "poet laureate" of the United States ("Robert Frost Biography"). From 1912 to 1915 Frost stayed in England where he met his longtime friend and writer Edward Thomas. When Frost returned to New Hampshire in 1915 he sent Thomas a copy of his poem “The Road Not Taken”. Even though Frost wrote the poem as a joke towards Thomas, Thomas and other readers took it seriously. Because of this misjudgment it is the most misread poem in America ("Robert Frost Biography"). Thomas is the kind of person that would regret his decision no matter what the circumstances are. (Tyagi p.66). Many of Robert’s poems include elements of nature, and personal and social aspects of human beings. The roads and nature are a few of the actions of symbolism in “The Road Not Taken” (Tyagi p.66). This poem is summarized as a contrast between right and wrong choices that we face in life (Tyagi 2015). The narrator stumbles upon a fork in the middle of the road when walking through a yellow wood one day. The road that the

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