The road not taken by robert frost

Essay by usamabinladenJunior High, 8th grade February 2005

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This poem is about life choices that the narrator was facing, and I really liked it. It's an easy going, light poem, with a deep meaning to it. I like this kind of poems a lot. These type of poems are easy to read, and are easy to understand. This poem in particular is really short but very meaningful. In the poem, narrator compares two life choices that a character is in front of. The narrator describes those two choices as two roads in the wood. The whole poem describes the nature around the main narrator, and for the most part narrator's contemplation in between the choices. The nature is yellow wood, with grassy paths (roads). Frost writes: "And be the traveler, long I stood, and looked down one as far as I could" The narrator is tying to see the difference in between two roads, but on both roads the grass looks the same.

"And having perhaps the better claim, because it was grassy and wanted wear" This is where the narrator made a decision to take less used one, which had more grass on it. Frost describes the narrator as a person in front of a conflict. The narrator finally picked a road to travel. He expected the road to be interesting, maybe good for narrator. I think it turned out to be something different than the narrator expected .At the end he says: "I shall be telling this with a sigh" Means he was disappointed with the choice he made. We all make mistakes sometimes, and sometimes choices that we make are irreversible. I mean certain thing we cannot change. I can relate to this poem a lot. I can say I've picked a wrong path to travel by. My mistake is a...