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The Road Not Taken

The poet, Robert Frost is widely recognized as one of America’s greats. He was known for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of colloquial speech.

The Road Not Taken

by Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,

And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
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Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
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And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
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I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I–
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
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Analysis of the poem found here.

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2 comments

  1. Adela

    Thank you for choosing this poem, actually I read it when I was in my university. And we have many choices in our life ,but once we made up our mind, we have to believe in ourselves and stick to it . I wish I could I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.

    1. Teacher Kevin

      Robert Frost is perhaps one of the most well recognized America poets of the 20th Century.
      This poem, The Road Less Traveled is probably one his most widely read poems.

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