The Road Not Taken Essay

Topics: Thought, The Road, Poetry Pages: 1 (462 words) Published: December 7, 2008
Robert Frost’s poem, ‘The Road Not Taken’ can describe anyone’s life at any point in time because everyone needs to make decisions everyday, no matter how big or small. The feeling throughout the first three stanzas, to me, was a slight nervousness. The author has two choices to make and he is contemplating each one. In the fourth stanza, the last two lines give off a feeling of happiness, by taking the road less traveled by the author’s life has been changed, it made the difference and to me, it seems that the difference was a good one. Personally, I don’t think that taking the road less traveled by will always be the best road to take, some roads that are most traveled by can be the best paths for many people.

The first time I read this poem I was in sixth grade. I did not think of it the same way I think of it now but that is because I am three years older and I have made three more years worth of decisions. When I first read this I thought of individuality. 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. Since I was just entering middle school, I had never really needed to make important decisions by myself and that was the only way the poem made sense to me.

In the three years since then I’ve grown up, matured. I still think the same way of this poem, but there is another meaning as well. It describes how each choice I make will take me to a different place. I wonder how different I would be if I hadn’t done some things that I did do, or if I would’ve done things that I chose not to do. I think that I have traveled on some roads that have been traveled by many times and some roads that have not. I also believe though, that I have made some of my own roads. This poem is relevant to my life today because everyday I have to make choices that will affect my future. I cannot say how this poem will be relevant...
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