scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 599
Everyone can think of a point in their life in which they were face to face with a difficult decision It is only human to be ambiguous about what may have happened had a different decision been made The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost describes the conflict a man is faced with when it is his turn to make a decision Whether his uncertainty makes him content with his choice or to question it is up to the reader Which road is the road not taken Is it the one the speaker takes which according to his last description of it is less traveled--not taken by others Or does the title refer to the supposedly better-traveled road that the speaker himself fails to take Specifically who is not taking the road This initial ambiguity gives the reader a taste of the speakers internal conflict throughout the poem The speaker in this poem never reveals to the reader which road he took or if it was even a good decision The average reader may believe that the speaker is unsatisfied with his choice and continues to think about how things could have been different But is he really unhappy The line I shall be telling this with a sigh leaves the reader to determine whether this is a sigh of relief fatigue confusion or depression Frost 20 It is probably not a sigh of relief because in the second line he explains And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler Frost 2-3 This evidence shows that his sigh is for the worse Had the road he traveled been superior then there is no room for doubt On the other hand the quote I shall be telling this with a sigh is at the end of the poem suggesting that after all the reflection he is releasing a sigh of relief Frost 20 It is finally over and he can now go
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA