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The Road Not Taken

Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that, the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

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Pls edit your posting, so it shows up in a normal manner.
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Also, I suggest you read his poem(s) with the help of:

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http://www.sparknotes.com/poetry/frost/section7.rhtml
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Pructus, I have edited it for you, but the spacing is still odd. You must have used copy and paste from something oddly formatted to start with.

Yes, by being the road that more people had travelled before him, it had a better "claim" to be the better road - if more people choose it, shouldn't it be better? (Obviously not, but that's what that passage means.)

EDITED: Sorry, I just reread it, and saw that it was the LESS-travelled road that he did take, the one with the better claim. But anyway, you're still right, it was the one that had the claim of being the better choice to take.
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Thanks very much, guru!

It's hard to find the edit button....
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I still remember my teacher "forcing" the poem on us back when we were fourteen. We were pretty rowdy one day, so she walked out and told us to memorize this poem in 20 minutes. She came back later and made everyone stand up and recite bits of the poem for her. (Lucky she never called on me -- but I did learn that poem because of that incident.)