“The Road Not Taken” is a poem written by Robert Frost. It tells a story of a person’s past when the person had to make a really important choice. This poem makes us think a lot.
Firstly, we can think about metaphors. The person was on his journey. But his journey on this poem actually is a metaphor representing life. When he says two roads diverged in a yellow wood, he’s meaning that he had to make a decision that will effect on his rest of the life. At the end, he said that he took the one less traveled by and that has made all the difference. He probably have lived a successful life because of that choice. The meaning the writer is trying to convey is that we should do what we believe in even though it has not been done by others a lot.
But we can also say that the speaker is lying. In the second stanza, the writer said the passing there had worn them really about the same but in the last stanza, he said I took the one less traveled by. By this two sentences, it’s clear that this man who’s telling the story is trying to lie to make himself look better. Even if he succeeded because of his pure luck, his trying to convince other people that he is a brave man who chose the road less traveled by.