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The Road Not Taken is a poem written by Robert Frost. Frost writes this poem to explain what every individual has to face in life, which is making decisions.

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Road Not Taken Analysis The Road Not Taken is a poem written by Robert Frost. Frost writes this poem to explain what every individual has to face in life, which is making decisions. This poem states the difficulties people often face between two courses that look alike. We should always make choices that are beneficial and convenient to us, but Frost did something that not many people would do, which is to take the road that was less traveled by the people. Frost uses literary devices such as irony, symbolism, and imagery into his poem to demonstrate that making choices is what everybody should think of before acting. ...read more.

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The concept is then taken to the third stanza, making stanza two and three to bond. Here Frost states that the paths are "really about the same." He is searching for a clear and logical reason to decide which road he should take, but it seems like he couldn't think of anything. Frost finally makes his decision in the third stanza. He tries to convince himself that he can take both paths, but manages to admit that it is unrealistic. The exclamation point after line 13 expresses his excitement, but his excitement has been dismembered by the line *I doubt if I should ever come back*. The final stanza declares that taking the road "less traveled by" has "made all the difference". ...read more.

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The theme in this poem is making choices. In life making choices are important and is something to be considered. If you make a wrong choice, it can cost you. Frost is not pleased about his choice since he wants to travel both roads, but he knew that would be impossible. With some logical thinking he finally made up his mind and took the road less traveled and made all of a difference. The poem clearly states Frost's belief that it is the road that one chooses that makes him the man who he is. It is difficult to make decisions because you will never know what the outcome will be. Decisions that people make, whether it is major or minor, will have an impact on their future. ...read more.

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