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Tell me wht is the meaning about this poem? 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; 5 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, 10 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. 15 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.
Apr 11, 2011 6:35 PM
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"The Road Not Taken" is a modern psychological poem. The choice between two roads is a metaphor for an important decision that we have made in our lives. TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both. ……….(He would have liked to travel on both roads.) And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; 5 Then took the other, as just as fair, (He admits the other road was just as attractive.) And having perhaps the better claim, (He prefers to take the less traveled road.) Because it was grassy and wanted wear; (Grassy roads are less traveled.) Though as for that the passing there Had worn the them really about the same, 10 (The traveler admits that the roads are really worn about the same and that just the fact of his passing there would mean that they would be worn equally.) And both that morning equally lay (That morning no one had passed on either road.) 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. 15 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. (When he is older he will claim that he took the road less traveled by and that it was an important factor in his life.) We don’t know where the other road might have taken him, maybe to the exact same destination. He based his decision on his personal preference for the less traveled road. Although this is not as clear a choice as the one, for example, between the “wide road that leads to moral destruction which many choose” and “the narrow path that leads to salvation which is chosen by only a few”, the traveler, nonetheless, acts upon an instinct advising him to take the least popular alternative. The poem is often interpreted as praise for rugged American individualism, but the psychological element of the poem (the fact that there was really no reason to prefer one road over the other) leads us to the conclusion that our decisions are oftentimes arbitrary--guided more by emotions than logic. When we tell the story of our important decision we often ignore the facts in order to create a more romantic reality…one that is truer on a psychological level.
April 12, 2011
Olá, Eu traduzi este poema há algum tempo. Agora escreveria de outra forma Espero que seja útil. Aqui está: A Estrada que não segui Por Robert Frost Duas estradas divergiam num bosque amarelo, E lamento não poder ter seguido as duas E sendo um viajante solitário, demoradamente permaneci Olhando tão longe quanto podia Até onde a estrada desaparecia; Depois segui a outra, tão boa como a primeira, Ou talvez mais prometedora, Porque tinha relva e queria uso, Sendo no entanto que em relação a isso Passos de quem passa as trilhavam de igual modo. E ambas nessa manhã igualmente se mostravam Cobertas por folhas que nenhum passo tinha ainda pisado e enegrecido. Oh, deixei a primeira para outro dia! E no entanto, sabendo como um caminho conduz a outros caminhos, Duvidei se alguma vez iria voltar. Eu devia contar isto com um suspiro Todo o lugar envelhece, e envelhece porque: Duas estradas divergiam num bosque, e eu – Eu escolhi a que menos seguiam, E isso fez toda a diferença.
April 11, 2011
The poet means that you will always have choices in life that are tough, but you can only do one at a time. Frost says that he doubts he will ever get a chance to take the other road, and just like in real life, when you make a decision, you can't always go back and change it. You will also live wondering what the other choice may have brought you.
April 18, 2011
The meaning of the poem "The Road Not Taken" is that we all have to make choices in life. Maybe our decision may be an arbitrary one, such as the wear of the ground on two different paths. Sometimes our decision in an emotional one, such as what appeals to a person in that moment in time. But ultimately we have to live with our decision and accept that our decision is responsible for how our life turned out. I hope this helps. David
April 12, 2011
you can't catch two rabbits at the same time ;)
April 11, 2011
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