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Unformatted text preview: upon the one that he refers to as “grassy and [wanting] wear” (470; 10). Frost is referring to a path less taken. As he continues the traveler finds that he was deceived by his original perception and learns that both paths had been “worn” (10) equally. Once the traveler has made some progress down the path he questions “if [he] should ever come back” (15). The fourth and final stanza takes place many years after the traveler’s adventure. He is now reminiscing on the affair and claims with a “sigh” (16) that “[he] took the [path] less traveled by\ And that has made all the difference. (19-20)” The Road Not Taken is a poem about life and choices. Somewhere in a persons life their going to be confronted with a decision and that decision may affect the rest of their life. The choice is definitive and requires a decision. No matter which path the person decides to follow their always going to be asking themselves “what if I took the other path?”...
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- Spring '08
- Poetry, Stanza