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made all the difference. Perhaps the most difficult thing in life to do is to make decisions. Like all of us Robert Frost had to make choices. Some things we all have to eventually choose for example is whether or not we want go to college. Or joining the work force, what job, where, when, how long. Maybe Robert Frost wanted us to see how important these things are. Making the reader see how important it is to do what you want. Taking time to and reflecting on choices you are going to make. This poem can have many meaning, and could have been the very intention of Frost. This poem does enable anyone to relate to it through their experience, which is why Frost is world renown for his writings. Life can revolve around experiences, ones you learn from and other’s you teach from.

Experiences are achieved throughout choices you make. Making choices forms people into who they are, and who they become. When looking at a choice generally you have two option, two paths in which you can go down. Choosing which path to take makes a difference. Once you make the decision, it is difficult, perhaps impossible to change the course you have chosen. You can’t go back and make the other choice. The speaker makes the decision and realizes that it may not of been right. It has made him into who he is, and comfortable with himself it make him content. “The Road Not Taken” 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 onto 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. – Robert Frost Work Cited Wakefield, Richard. Robert Frost and the Opposing Lights of the hour. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., 1985 Cofin, Robert P. Tristram. New Poetry of New England Frost and Robinson. New York: Russell & Russell, 1964