The Road Not Taken Summary
Robert Frost

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The Road Not Taken Overview

Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken" is a 20-line poem of four stanzas whose central concern is the human problem of choice and its consequences. With its multiple layers and frequently shifting tone, the poem can be read either as a serious rumination over the effects one's choices have on one's life or as an ironic jest at those afflicted with indecision over this very quandary. It is generally considered a light-hearted poem, confirmed by its rhythm (iambic) and meter (tetrameter), both of which are typically associated with "sing-song" qualities that often mask more serious themes as the poem progresses.

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