This is a post I wrote for my 20th Century American Literature class and I really liked it so I figured I’d share it on this blog too.
Most people, if they have read anything by Frost, have probably read his poem “The Road Not Taken” before. Revisiting it as a last semester college senior who just got home from an alumni career night was a lot more impactful (unexpectedly) than it has been before, and a lot more reassuring. At a time in my life when I am being directed (forced?) into finding a new road in life to take, I think the advice that Frost gives at the end this poem is important to remember.
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
Can this be called advice? Or is it simply a personal experience? The poem doesn’t tell us anything about the aftermath other than which path the narrator took and that the choice was an important one. Was it the…
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