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Making Decisions in The Road Not Taken In The Road Not Taken Frost emphasizes that every person is a traveler choosing the roads to follow on the map of their continuous journey-life There is never a straight path that leads a person one sole direction in which to head Regardless of the original message that Robert Frost had intended to convey The Road Not Taken has left me with many different interpretations Throughout this poem it is obvious that decisions are not easy to make and each decision will lead you down a different path In this poem Frost illustrates that every person has his own opinion He states Then took the other just as fair and having perhaps the better claim line 6-7 What make it better was it was grassy and wanted wear line 8 It was something that was obviously not for everyone because it seems that the other people take the more popular one And both that morning equally lay In leaves no step had trodden black line 11 No one had yet to pass by on this road since the leaves have fallen I kept the first for another day line 13 The desire to travel down both paths is expressed and is not unusual but knowing how way leads onto way line 14 The speaker of this poem realizes that the decision is not just a temporary one and he doubted if I should ever come back line 15 This is his common sense speaking and acknowledging that what he chooses now will affect every other choice he will make in the future At the end of the poem the regret hangs over the travelers head He realizes that at the end of his life somewhere ages and ages hence line 17 He will have regrets about having never gone back and traveling down the road he did not take Yet he
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