The second one that he took seems less traveled, but as he thinks about it, he realizes that they were “really about the same.” Not exactly that same but only “about the same.”
Third Stanza – Continues Description of Roads
The third stanza continues with the cogitation about the possible differences between the two roads. He had noticed that the leaves were both fresh fallen on them both and had not been walked on, but then again claims that maybe he would come back and also walk the first one sometime, but he doubted he would be able to, because in life one thing leads to another and time is short.
Fourth Stanza – Two Tricky Words
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It is a truism that any choice an indiviual makes is going to make “all the difference” in how one's future turns out.
Careful Readers Won’t Be Tricked
So Frost was absolutely correct; his poem is tricky—very tricky. In this poem, it is important to be careful with the time frame. When the speaker says he will be reporting sometime in the future how his road choice turned out, he clearly states that he cannot assign meaning to “sigh” and “difference” yet, because he cannot know how his choice will affect his future, until after he has lived it.
Don't forget the tone of the poem! The speaker is traveling in a "YELLOW" wood. Yellow represents hope, perseverance, happiness, etc. This high spritied tone is consistent throughout
the poem. With that in mind, it is not wrong for the reader to look at the sigh as a contented
sigh. Although time frame is very important and often overlooked by the reader, I still think the speaker expects a positive outcome- though he still does not know what exactly the outcome will entail.
Had worn them really about the same"
You have to remember that the narrator admits that the roads did as a whole look the same.
What I was taught, and what I believe, is that Robert Frost is using the two roads for the "glamour" effect. The narrator says that he will be telling the story in years to come that he took the road less travelled, although the narrator also admits that there was no solid evidence that the road was indeed less travelled (referring back to the quote), therefore he is speaking of the human nature to awe people with their tales of inspiration and "glamour" (to an extent) in their past. I believe that is why the poem is referred to as a tricky one.
The road not taken is a masterpiece of literature which was writen by Robert Fee Frost in 1915.
This poem expressing mediantly metaphor about time and the choices of life
The Road Not Taken is a poem that is a metaphor about the time and consideration it takes a person to make a decision when. According to the biography of Robert Frost, Frost made decisions that changed...