Analysing and opininons on the poem "The Road not Taken" by Robert Frost

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Everyone, throughout the course of their lives come across life altering decisions. Sometimes when faced with these decisions we are unsure of what to choose or what we are choosing between and the choice can be harder than the action itself. We must choose the path we feel is right for us. Our choices must be based on our own instincts. We cannot simply follow others' paths but rather must pave our own. Most importantly once we have finished that vital process of choosing we must remember there may not be a correct path, only the chosen path and the other path. And because of this we should not have any regrets about the path not taken but rather enjoy the path we have taken.

In the poem "The Road Not Taken", Robert Frost depicts the importance of making the right choices in life and not regretting them later.

The poem tells the story of a man travelling on a road in a wood when he comes upon a fork in the road, and even though he would like to travel both roads, he knows "he could not travel both and be one traveler". He contemplates where each road will take him. While one road is well trodden and safe, the other road is grassy and has not yet gone through the rigours of time and thus, he says, "had the better claim". The traveller takes the less trodden, keeping the first road for another day. But he realizes that because "way leads on to way" he probably may not have a chance to go back on his choice. He knows one choice leads to another and the world moves far too fast for one to look back. Later on, in the final stanza, when he imagines himself...