Robert Frost

By: Malik Whetstone & Quincy Edwards

         Robert Frost was born on March, 26 1874 in San Francisco, California. He attended school at Harvard University from 1897-1899. Frost majored in Liberal Arts. Robert Frost had many accomplishments such as the Pulitzer prize for poetry. He had a total of 6 children.

           Robert Frost was greatly influenced by his emotions and events in everyday life in his writing. Frost is perhaps the most famous for being a postoral in terms of the subject of everyday life. Frost discerned a deeper meaning, a metaphysical expression of a larger theme such as love, hate, or conflict.           

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 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.

About the poem:

The speaker stands in the woods, considering a fork in the road. Both ways are equally worn and equally overlaid with un-trodden leaves. The speaker chooses one, telling himself that he will take the other another day. Yet he knows it is unlikely that he will have the opportunity to do so. 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.

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