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The word decision is defined by Websters Dictionary as the act of deciding or judgement People have to make decisions in their lives all the time One of the largest decisions is what to do after high school This decision is certainly going to take you in one direction of another And the places where your decisions would take you can differ greatly Similarly The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost uses symbolism to demonstrate that everyone is a traveler who chooses the road to follow on his or her journey in life Each reader comes away with a slightly different meaning from the poem their human condition will probably dictate the context in which they will interpret the poem While the speaker chooses which path he ought to take in the woods in Robert Frosts The Road Not Taken he also demonstrates that the decision whether made whimsically or thought long and hard about will change the speakers life in a way that cant be predicted The poem starts with Two roads diverge in a yellow woodAnd sorry I could not travel bothAnd be one traveler long I stoodAnd looked down one as far as I could The speaker is faced with a decision He can go down the road on the right or he can go down the road on the left But he realizes that he can do only one The poem is in the past tence therefore the reader knows that the narrator is reflecting on a past experience What will the traveler miss out on There could very well be a strong feeling of regret before the choice is even made The road that is chosen leads to the unknown as does every major decision in life No matter how hard or long the speaker ponders which road to take he wont be able to predict the future And after his decision is made he will never find out what
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