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In the poem “The Road not taken,” Robert Frost describes his decision on which road to lead his life.
“To 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.”
This stanza is describing Robert Frost’s encounter in life of which road to lead hi life. The poem also describes in lines one and two that he must choose only one road to go down because one man cannot travel two roads at one time. In lines three and four Robert Frost describes himself looking down the roads to see all he can before making his life’s decision.
“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.”
In the second stanza, Robert Frost is describing how he looked at the other road, and how it looked to be the better of the two because of it’s “grassy” and well traveled appearance. Line three is showing that this is the road that is most taken by people. Then in line five Robert Frost shows us that both roads are worn about the same and that they have both been used equally.
“And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.”
In the third stanza Frost is describing in detail that the decision made today is not final but he is pretty sure he knows that his choice will be a good one. Take for instance line three basically shows that the road he does not choose will be available to me later or another day. Then in line five Frost states that the choice made today will be the right one and he doubts he will have to come back to take the other road.
“I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hen...
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