The poem The Road Not Taken, by poet Robert Frost is about a man who goes through the woods and has to choose between two paths, one grassy and un-trampled, the other with no grass, has tons of leaves and was trodden black. He decides to take the less trodden one and liked his decision. Robert Frost says this by writing, And that has made all the difference [positive difference] because once you make a decision you cannot turn back and make another decision. Just as when you take one path on a trail and dont like it, you cant turn back and go on the other path.
But, the really wonderful thing about poems is that there is another, greater meaning, the symbolic meaning, about a man that is going through life and has to make an important decision about his career. The man, who is really Robert Frost, decides to take the career of poetry, a career not taken by many and does not hold the riches of some jobs. The narrator in this poem is the author, Robert Frost, talking about his career choice. He is directing his poem to all of us, but I think especially to those who have to make a choice about a career.
It is telling them not to choose a career measured by fame, or money, but to choose your career based on how much you would enjoy that career. I think that Robert Frost conveys his message very well by hiding in words that symbolize things such as the yellow wood. This tells us the season is fall, the season of change. Also, Robert Frost says that morning equally morning is the time of awakening and of beginning his career choice and would also be a new beginning for him.
In addition, when Robert Frost is describing the less traveled trail he says things like In leaves no step had trodden black this says that no one had gone on the trail that Robert took in a long time, because when someone steps on wet leaves they will turn black and the trail was not black. Robert Frost also uses rhyme structure in his poem. The rhyme sounds like someones footsteps and is used just to help you follow along (see the stanza below to see the rhyme scheme. )