Robert Lee Frost's "The Road not Taken" Poem Review by Jojoy

Robert Lee Frost's "The Road not Taken"
A analytical commentary on the thoughts of the author, Robert Lee Frost whilst writing his poem, "The Road not Taken".
# 104592 | 929 words | 3 sources | APA | 2008 | PH
Published on Jun 18, 2008 in Literature (Poetry) , Philosophy (General)

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The paper is a review of the poem "The Road not Taken" by Robert Lee Frost and opens up by stating that one always questions one's decisions, wondering if a decision was the correct one and in fact what would have occurred had the alternative decision been taken. The paper relates that the poem reflects on life's choices and continues by giving the reader an outline of the poet's history and his origins. It is thought that the poem is a description of a walk that Robert Lee Frost undertook in the forest of Dymock.

The man
The road not taken

From the Paper:

"Robert Lee Frost was born in San Francisco to Isabelle Moodie and William Prescott, Jr. in March 26, 1874. After his father's demise in 1886, he, his mother and sister moved to New England to be closer to his paternal grandparents who were living in Eastern Massachusetts. Frost married Elinor Miriam White in December of 1895. Looking for better pastures, Frost took his family to settle across the Atlantic in 1912 and settled in Beaconsfield, London. It was in this period of his life that Frost made the acquaintance of people who would eventually play a critical role in his literary career. Among them were the Dymock poet Edward Thomas, T. E. Hulme and Ezra Pound
It was in Frosts return to America in 1915 that his literary career truly took off. After Pound's review of his works, he gained acclaim particularly for the work he did while he was in England. He became a popular writer and lecturer while at the same time taught English at Amherst College and Bread Loaf School of English of Middlebury College in Ripton, Vermont. Aside from his literary work, Robert Lee Frost is also famous for the reading of the poem "The Gift Outright" on January 20, 1961 after the inaugural speech of President John F. Kennedy. He also influenced modern views on poetry that encouraged its public recitals and incorporation to other modern arts."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bassett, Patrick F. (1981) Frost's The Road Not Taken. The Explicator Volume 39 Number 3. pp. 41-43
  • Robert Lee Frost (2006). Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia Retrieved on December 12, 2006 from
  • The Road Not Taken (2006). Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia Retrieved on December 12, 2006 from The_Road_Not_Taken

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