?Robert Frost was one of the United States’ best-loved poets. Frost
the age of 11, his move to England when he was 37, and then his return to
concerning which direction his life would take can be seen in one of his
The first two lines of his poem is ?Two roads diverged in a yellow
Robert is standing at the crossroads in life; he wishes that he could go both
ways, but in life, you must choose one. He looked down both roads as far
as he could see. He wanted to see where the roads led to. One of the
roads was well-traveled (the common road that most people take in life),
one that wasn?t traveled as much; choosing his own path in life versus the
mainstream (Knowledge Adventure). This is a remarkable move by Frost,
because he could be an average poet with an easy life, however he
chooses the harder road through life.
Lines eleven through fourteen state, ?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? (Frost 816). These lines suggest that he had to choose one morning,
tough; both of the roads had no footprints, as leading people to believe that
no one had traveled the road before. Frost wishes that he could take both
paths in life, but one knows that the first path leads to another and then to
chooses the less traveled road. He sees where most people are at in life
and that they probably followed the mainstream and took the easy road.
This is where he decides that he wants to better himself, and not follow the
norm. This is why he took the harder of the two roads.
The last five lines of the poem are very significant. Frost writes, ?I
shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: Two
has made all the difference? (Frost 816). Frost says that he will be telling
isfied with the road or the choice in life that he has made. The last two
lines, however sting. The majority of the people in life took the easy road,
made a life for himself because he took the harder road, or the rougher
choice, and that choice has brought him to where he is today.
So in retrospect, when one looks back on his/her life, the road less
chances and not always follow the mainstream. From the beginning of the
poem, Frost knew what road he would take; but everyone is drawn to the
easy road. He had a tough struggle deciding which one he wanted to take:
road number one–easy life versus road number two–tougher life, but no
idea where it leads. It wasn?t hard for him to decide which road he wanted
to take, so he followed his instincts, and his choices in life is what brought
him worldwide recognition.