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SparkNotes: Frost’s Early Poems: “The Road Not Taken”

Language and style of The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

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Even if you haven't yet read "The Road Not Taken," it will probably have a familiar ring when you do – it's one of the most popular poems by one of the most famous American writers of the twentieth century, . Along with Frost's poem "," it's probably one of the most taught poems in American schools. First published in Frost's collection in 1916, almost a century later "The Road Not Taken" is still quoted left and right by inspirational speakers, writers, commercials, and everyday people.

We could go on and on about how famous this poem is, but, since it is famous, you probably already know that.

What you might not know is that this poem may not be as simple and uplifting as it seems. While "The Road Not Taken" is often read as a resounding nonconformist's credo, the poem isn't so sure about its message. In fact, sometimes it flat out contradicts itself.

But the possibility that the poem has multiple meanings doesn't mean that it's not worthy of its popularity. Actually, the poem's ambiguity improves it. Read closely, this poem is more than popular culture has made it out to be. It's more than a call to go your own way; it's a reflection on life's hard choices and unknowns.

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Technical analysis of The Road Not Taken literary devices and the technique of Robert Frost