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The Road Not Taken Robert Frost Two roads diverged in a yellow wood And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveller long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth Then took the other as just as fair And having perhaps the better claim Because it was grassy and wanted wear Though as for that the passing there Had worn them really about the same And both that morning equally lay In leaves no step had trodden black Oh I kept the first for another day Yet knowing how way leads on to way I doubted if I should ever come back I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence Two roads diverged in a wood and I-- I took the one less travelled by And that has made all the difference T Road Not Taken Analysis Throughout The Road Not Taken Robert Frost brings together many different literary techniques to express the theme of his poem The general theme of the poem is the dilemma of making a choice and the danger of not knowing where that decision will take you In life each and every one of us is on a journey to our own destination Every-where that we go we will have to make decisions that will lead us to many different choices and ultimately will determine our fate And sorry I could not travel both This phrase shows us that Frost thinks it is always hard to make important decisions because you are always going to wonder what might have happened if you had chosen the other path The tone of the poem is very threatening It is an extended metaphor Frosts method of describing metaphorically using the path in the woods
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