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Robert Frosts analysis on Road Not Taken One of Frosts commonest subjects is the choice the poet is faced with two roads two ideas two possibilities of action The Road Not Taken deals with the choice between two roads and with the results of the choice which the poet makes It raises the evident question of whether it is better to choose a road in which many travel or to choose the road less traveled and explore it yourself In The Road Not Taken the speakers tone and setting help illustrate the struggle a person goes through in their lives to pick the right road to travel It is possible to read this poem as a statement of some self-pity on the poets part a feeling perhaps that he has been cheated and misunderstood because he took an unpopular path To support this tone one might point to the last stanza The speaker will some day sighing tell others that he took the unknown road when faced with a choice The reading however misses much of the significance of the second and third stanzas At the end of the second the speaker states that there was really not much difference in the two roads neither had really been worn by traffic though one had been given more wear than the other It becomes obvious that the speakers tone begins to change It becomes a little more confident not much but definitely less confused and scared than he was earlier The first glimpse of this change in tone is in the eighth verse where he says because is the second road was grassy and wanted wear It also shows that the speaker may not want to be like everybody else a follower but instead chose a different road and be himself a leader This verse also says that the road wanted wear like he was drawn to the path not just out of his
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