We as people go through many circumstances and experiences in our lives, and one of them is choosing between two or more paths. But you yourself can resurrect it from zombie-hood by reading it—not with imagination, even, but simply with accuracy. It is about the decisions we make and the fact that we must live with them. The Road not Taken is undisputedly his most popular work. From his future prospective he says that the paths where different and that he did not choose the one most traveled by. However, there is no bigger accident than having lost your urge to explore new things.
Make Bedtime even more fun for your child with hundreds of children short stories online, short stories for baby and short children bedtime stories. This is conveyed through the use of several pivotal techniques. The two would go on long walks and Thomas was a great inspiration in the production of the poem. Life is made up of choices. The poet says that he is sorry that he could not travel through both roads meaning that he could not choose both the alternatives. While, Frost had not originally intended for this to be an inspirational poem, line by line, the speaker is encouraging each reader to seek out his or her own personal path in the journey of life.
While most of us succumb to the doubt and choose the convenient and known track, the winners do not. This seems quite plausible as Frost even sent a copy of the anthology to his friend Thomas who took it rather personally. The choice that this person makes can affect him forever. By using the elements of poem, Frost reinforces the train of thought of the narrator and how the thoughts developed into a decision between the two roads. His work is well known throughout Europe and the United States; however, most people do not know the kind of life Frost led.
Influence of decision making B. Yet knowing how way leads on to way, I doubted if I should ever come back. You will not be successful in life if you abide by what everyone else do and say. The poet was in a predicament as he stood before the diverging roads in the yellow wood. We basically find ourselves observing a very important moment, where he has to make a decision that is evidently difficult for him.
The fact the Frost chose to use this symbol to portray the message makes us have a clear idea of what he is going through. By reading through this line, readers are able to create an image in their mind and further understand what circumstance the poet is facing; which is coming across two roads while walking through the wood one autumn morning. The poet achieves this by remaining neutral in the poem regarding his choices and allows the reader to pick out the meaning they want from the poem. Perhaps he will in the future actually believe this and he only wishes that he could choose in the present? However, the poem is much more queer and vague than it appears at first glance. He feels that it is full of grass and less trodden. So, it feels almost as if the poet picked the second road at random.
However, this poem by Robert Frost is ingenious for the message it contains and the lives it has inspired over the decades. On the other hand, if the poem is reviewed, it is quite obvious that it has fairly the opposite connotation. It also appears as a commentary on our own self-deception. The poet is doubtful if he will ever return to the same place from where he started. The theme conveyed is about making choices. In this work, the speaker stands in the woods, at a fork in the road.
It was tough for him to recognize the real road as in the morning he was the first person to walk on the road. This poem is a first person narrative that is seen by most people as being told by Frost. He observed both roads and came to the conclusion that both were just as fair. Yet knowing how way leads on to way, I doubted if I should ever come back. As he is trying to figure out what route to take, he wishes he could take both routes.
The fact that it was written in first person form helped me to conclude that it was probably about the author. Find the lines in the poem that have a similar meaning to each sentence below. Although both the choices are equally dear to the poet, he wanted to have both and not just choose between the two. Yet they are the same. In this stanza, the character is already imagining the regret he will feel, and decides that he will not be honest when he retells the story of his decision, as it will not validate his selection of the road if he showcases his regret by stating that an equal opportunity could have landed him elsewhere in life. The two roads representing not two different decisions but two ways of thinking, one road the common thought of how something can become perfect and the other an individual thought of perfection.
Difficult roads are meant for tough people with ambition. Here two roads are meant two ways of life. What pathway would you take? Line thirteen is an important point in this poem as this is when the individual finalizes his decision of leaving the other road, for perhaps another time. The narrator only distinguishes the paths from one another after he has already selected one and traveled many years through life. The traveler chose the road less people took and it tells the reader that not everything that is popular is right. The speaker was sorry that he could not take both roads.