The poet leaves the first road for another day. The entire piece is a metaphor for choices in life. He is best known for his shorter lyrics. What will the speaker be telling with a sigh? Each decision we make is like a turn in the road, and choosing what to do with our lives can be like choosing which turn to take at a fork in the road. The forking of one road into two is symbolic of the confusion or dilemma we face in life while confronting a problem and making a decision. He keeps the first road for another day. In the first, we find that the poet is undecided to follow the road.
This represents the eternal dilemma in man when he finds the grass greener on the other side. Word-Meaning: Both— both the roads,दोनों सडकें Equally lay— lying in the same manner, ठीक वैसे ही पड़ी थीं Trodden— walked,चला था First— the first road, पहली सड़क For another day— to be used on any other day, किसी और दिन के प्रयोग के लिये I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less travelled by, And that has made all the difference. Many times, we regret the choice made by us but what is done once cannot be undone. Answer- The poem is about something more than the choice of paths in a wood. Then he views the other road or the other option of life.
We should make a choice after taking advice and suggestions of elders who are more experienced than us. Ultimately, Frost really leaves the interpretation up to the reader - open-ended - like the journey of life itself. He attended Dartmouth and Harvard but never earned a degree, and as a young man with a growing family, he attempted to write poetry while working on a farm or teaching in a school. Life throws up many alternatives. He would go so far from the first road that he doubted if he would ever come back to walk on it. The poet decides to explore one road and then come back and explore the other but this might not be possible. Rhyming abaab, the poem has remarkable simplicity and clarity of style and language.
Had he chosen the other road, his ambitions and aspirations in life might have been fulfilled and he would not have looked back with a sense of regret. Oh, I kept the first for another day! He also regrets the fact that he cannot come back to the start once he makes a choice. The poet, too, is faced with the dilemma of which road to choose for the course of his travel. He hopes that his choice will be more rewarding when he reaches the end of the journey. And he ends the poem by saying he hopes he can look back at the choice he made and feel that that has made all the difference. Man yearns for what he has denied himself in life, rather than what he has chosen.
Answer- The poet means to relay to the readers that both the roads that diverged in a yellow wood seemed similar and both of them looked as if they had not been used for a while. He left the first road for another day. Many times, we regret the choice made by us but what is done once, cannot be undone. The poet wanted to experience both the situations. Through the years, however, we come to find out that the choices we make and the paths we choose, will make all the difference in our lives. He had a shade of regret about his choke.
No feet had trampled them. If the choice made by us happens to be not correct, we have to face the consequences as steps once taken cannot be retracted. The two roads serve as a metaphor for the choices we make in life. The poet left the more acceptable and convenient road thinking that he would walk on it on another day. Years later whichever road is not taken would be looked at wistfully and one would wonder whether the right choice had been made.
Had you been in place of the poet, would you have chosen the same road as chosen by the poet? Although they had been worn out equally, that morning both lay untrodden. He opts for an option that is not very conventional, popular and risk-free. It has commonly been chosen by a majority of the people. Life throws up many alternatives. Hence, our decision is a shot in the dark though our future is dependent on it. And the leaves had not been blackened by the steps of the walkers.
Then he looked at the second road. Perhaps he would realise late in life that he chose an alternative which was less rewarding than the one he had left. No one has to choose the only way to walk upon. It seemed to have been travelled by many people. Answer- The two roads represent two ways of life. One can never hope to return to the original starting point to resume the path.