What is the title of Robert Frost’s classic poem about two roads?
The Road Not Taken
“The Road Not Taken" is a poem by Robert Frost, published in 1916. Frost claimed that poem was based on his friend Edward Thomas. Thomas and Frost became close friends and took many walks together. In Frost’s words, Thomas was “a person who, whichever road he went, would be sorry he didn’t go the other. The poem was intended by Frost as a gentle mocking of indecision. Frost commented that “The Road Not Taken” is “a tricky poem, very tricky” implying that people generally misinterpret this poem as evidence of the benefit of free thinking and not following the crowd, while Frost’s intention was to comment about indecision and people finding meaning in inconsequential decisions.
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