To help you learn what Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” poem is all about, we’ll cover the following in this article:.
Late in life, at 86 years old, Robert Frost also became the first inaugural poet at John F. Kennedy’s inauguration in 1960.
“The Road Not Taken” is a narrative poem, meaning it is a poem that tells a story.
It was written in 1915 as a joke for Frost’s friend, Edward Thomas.
(Yes, that’s right: one of the most famous American poems was originally written as a goofy private joke between two friends!).
Frost first read it to some college students who, to his surprise, thought it a very serious poem.
“The Road Not Taken” has become well known for its perceived encouragement to take the “[road] less traveled by.” »