The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost

Topics: English-language films, Viggo Mortensen, 2006 albums Pages: 1 (364 words) Published: November 12, 2012
The Road Not Taken, By Robert Frost
The poem “the road not taken” by Robert Forts is a traditional poem; its central theme is storytelling about life experience. The last statement “And that has made all the difference” gives to the poem an open ending because we don’t know what difference it did make, if this phrase means that he had made the correct choice and so the difference it was for better or if he had made the wrong choice and so he is regretting because that decision that he made was for the worse. This statement was the most meaningful for me, it might be because it remembers me the decision that I must take at the end of the year. This important decision is absolutely going to make a difference in my life, because I am going to choose which career to study. this decision can be the best decision in my life, because if I choose correctly that would mean that I will dedicate all my life to something I really love, but if I do not take the correct decision , I will dedicate all my life to something I do not like, and that it would never make me happy. Unfortunately I´m not going to be sure of the decision I´ve made up to I begin to travel that road. The poem affirms the statement because in the poem we can find the irony and mystery that we found in the statement. The poem contradicts itself several times, “And both that morning equally lay in leaves no step had trodden black” and it says “and I, I took the one less traveled by” here we can see how the speaker contradicts himself because first it says that both look the same, but then that he took the one less traveled by, and how he possibly knew which one it was. Also along the poem there is a mystery that is never solved, that is if he did take a good decision or not. In the statement we can see how the mystery continues by not telling if the difference was for better or for the worse.
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