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The poem The Road Not Taken is about the one thing that every living human being will and does encounter multiple times through out life it is the miracle of being able to choose With that choice we must also face the fact that we can never go back and explore the other road not taken Some choices are easier to choose while other takes some contemplating and time to resolve But when it is all said and done and we have made our choice there is still the road we didnt choose and often times we wonder about the road not taken In the first stanza is a place where two roads diverged which represents the encounter of having to choose from two paths a direction that will dictate the rest of ones life When faced with decisions man has to weigh his options carefully to make a more efficient choice At the split in the road the speaker looks down both of the paths to see what each of the paths will bring The speakers sight is limited his eyes can only see the path until it bends into the undergrowth This is symbolic of people trying to foresee what each choice might bring but our presage is limited thus the representation of the undergrowth But all that is seen is that both diverge into a yellow wood and appear to be about the same The first of the two paths is the more common route whereas the other less traveled path wanted wear In this Frost brings up the conflict of whether to take the more easy way the path more commonly traveled or the way that is more complicated and not as easy to foresee the destination in which is the road less traveled Choosing the already known easy path in which many people choose reassures that the outcome will be predictable While choosing the less traveled road represents the chance
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