The Road Not Taken

“Two roads diverged in a wood and I —, I took the one less travelled by.” This animated reading of The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost asks profound questions about where we are going, how we get there and how we think about the past.

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  1. Watch TedEd’s two-minute analysis of the poem here. Annotate a copy of the poem, picking out words and phrases that help you to answer the following questions. What is the poet trying to say? What is the poet’s tone: nostalgic, regretful, proud? Why is it called The Road Not Taken? Explain the effect of the rhymes and rhythm of the poem?
  2. Write one side of A4 about a decision you took — or didn’t take — that altered your life.