It has definite motivational power. Thomas and Frost are said to have enjoyed taking many walks together then. Keating, played by Robin Williams, takes his students into a courtyard, instructs them to stroll around, and then observes how their individual gaits quickly subside into conformity. They closely resemble Iambic tetrameter. Maybe you've had to choose between two equally desirable things, like following a career path to become an astronaut or a doctor. Oh, I kept the first for another day! The grassy roads and yellow woods represent the present as the individual views from a future perspective.
This resembles real life scenario as most of the time, when held up in confusion, decisions taken are very crucial and sometimes we opt to take up the road less travelled. Oh, I kept the first for another day! Like all Frost poems it begins in delight and ends in wisdom. The narrator comes upon a fork in the road while walking through a yellow wood. It's fall, and the leaves are turning colors. About the poet: Robert Lee Frost was an American poet. The point of view changes from person to person when they start to analyze this poem and the majestic words have stayed a mystery.
Robert was an American poet and he is well known for depicting rural life situations into poetic forms. He tells himself that he will come back and take the other road. The poem describes a person standing at a fork in the road in a wood, unsure which one to take. As the tone becomes increasingly dramatic, it also turns playful and whimsical. This poem illustrates how one could get stuck to decide which road to travel at a fork point and even though both the roads look similar, he decided to travel through one road that seems to be less travelled, thinking that he could travel the other road at some other time. It contains the element of hesitation, of indecision about what road to take. In the first stanza, the traveler remembers standing at an intersection of two roads.
The ironic undertone is inexorable. The poet says that even though both the roads looked alike in almost all the ways, he chose to travel the road that was less travelled. The narrator wonders about his lost opportunities as his choice takes him to one future and leaves another behind. Poem Summary Have you ever found yourself caught between a rock and a hard place, trying to make a difficult decision? Thomas was sadly killed the two years later. Upon the first glance one of them looks less worn and hence less traveled by but the poet corrects himself in the course of the poem by stating that both the forest pathways were actually equally traveled.
Elements such as orchards, forests, fields and small towns are observed commonly. If we do otherwise and dare to take difficult roads, we would be taken to prettier destinations. The poet allows himself to doubt his choice and at the same time prepares himself to face all outcomes that this decision might lead to. The meter of this poem is iambic tetrameter, for the most part. He had tried his hands at many things and it was later in his life that he achieved success as a poet.
Well, the famous American poet, Robert Frost, once wrote a poem that describes this feeling exactly. The poem moves from a fantasy of staving off choice to a statement of division. However, the words have to be taken as clear sense of justification used by the poet to support the decision taken. Yet knowing how way leads on to way I doubted if I should ever come back. The Road not Taken by Robert Frost Introduction: We make choices every day.
Yet he knows it is unlikely that he will have the opportunity to do so. Again, the language is stylized, archaic, and reminiscent of fairytales. Frost uses the road as a metaphor for the journey of life. As per him, the paths are equally well traversed and yields anonymous outcomes. Our route is, thus, determined by an accretion of choice and chance, and it is impossible to separate the two. It inspires to do things that few people dare to do. Yet, as an old man, the narrator attempts to give a sense of order to his past and perhaps explain why certain things happened to him.
The poet was in a predicament as he stood before the diverging roads in the yellow wood. The poet says that the road he chose had a better claim than the one he let go because it was untravelled, thus grassy, and it was as if the road was wanting wear and tear. There are two theories regarding this. Some of them are small and trivial like deciding what to have for breakfast, while others such as deciding on a career are huge and potentially life-changing. If a decision is taken with clarity, then there is nothing to worry about. Then the poet took the other road, which was equally fair and clean, and which had perhaps a better claim, since it was covered with grass and lacked foot-mark.
The speaker reflects on how he plans to take the road that he didn't take another day, but suspects that he probably won't ever come back. But, the speaker knows that it is highly impossible as once the decision is taken — one path would lead to many. He was sorry that he could not travel both roads. However, this was not an easy choice for Frost to make. Both the roads were equally unexplored that morning when the speaker came to the divergence in the wood. And he admits that someday in the future he will recreate the scene with a slight twist: He will claim that he took the less-traveled road. Stanza 3 The individual attempts to convince himself with little success, bordering on self-delusion.