The road not taken

By Robert Frost

The poem


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;


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,


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.


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.




Interpretation

Sometimes you have to go one path and see if it is the right one because you have to live from your mistakes.


Mood - Kind of Gloomy

Tone - Nervous about his path

Figurative language

In leaves no step- Personification


no other fig lang