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The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost In Robert Frosts poem The Road Not Taken the central theme is about choices More than that it is about choices that are not made and questioning ourselves later in life The title of this poem gives us insight to and reflects this theme We learn in the first lines of the poem that the narrator must choose between two roads he finds equally appealing Two roads diverged in a yellow wood And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler long I stood 1153 lines 1-3 It is obvious the narrator has a difficult choice to make and he is cautiously considering his options The fact that he is sorry he could not travel both roads foreshadows the regret he will have later in life The narrator goes on to say that neither road has been traveled more than the other 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 1153 lines 9-12 One road appears no different than the other and he need only choose one The narrator makes his decision as to which road he will take and in doing so he knows that later in life he will wonder at what was lost down the road he did not choose Oh I kept the first for another day Yet knowing how way leads on to way I doubted if I should ever come back 1153 lines 13-15 His decision is made with the knowledge that there is no right road there only exists the road he chooses and the one he does not His choice becomes the road taken and the choice he does not make becomes The Road Not Taken In the last stanza of this poem the narrator seems content with his choice yet he
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