September 24, 2013
“The Road Not Taken” is a poem by Robert Frost. Reading through it, many emotions surged through my body. This poem has made me reflect on my life and the choices I have made. It is truly inspirational.
The narrator comes across two roads that are split into different directions. He regrets that he can’t go down both roads, because it’s impossible to split him in two. Standing at the forks for a long time, he examines one of the roads as far as he can. Since the road curves away from his line of vision, he cannot see the end of it.
He ends up traveling along the second road. It’s just as good as the first road the narrator had looked at. This second road may have been more deserving of traveling on because it had grass on it, telling the narrator, “I want you to walk on me.” In reality, both roads were equally worn down from people walking on them.
However, both roads were not equally walked on that morning. The narrator chose to save traveling on the first road he examined for another day in the future, although he feels as though he’ll never follow through with this decision. When the narrator is older, he will look back on this decision he has made, and he will do it with a sigh. He will say he took the less traveled road out of the two diverged roads, and this has
changed his life.
I could relate to the narrator in many instances. For example, he stated, “And sorry I could not travel both.” The narrator wished he could travel down both roads, instead of having to make a choice. I relate these roads to the different decisions that I make in my every day life. Often, I wish that I could just explore every possibility and opportunity in the world. I enjoy taking care of people, so I would love to become a nurse. However, I also enjoy interior designing. As you can see, it’s unrealistic to choose both paths. You cannot succeed in...
Cited: Frost, Robert. “The Road Not Taken.” Poem Hunter. C. Ekrem Teymur, January 3, 2003. Web. September 24, 2013.
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