Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

— Robert Frost

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Explanation and interpretations

The poem, especially its last lines, where the narrator declares that taking the road “one less traveled by” “made all the difference,” can be seen as a declaration of the importance of independence and personal freedom. However, Frost likely intended the poem as a gentle jab at his great friend and fellow poet Edward Thomas, and seemed amused at this slightly “mischievous” misinterpretation. The Road Not Taken seems to illustrate that once one takes a certain road, there’s no turning back, although one might change paths later on, they still can’t change the past.

— Wikipedia

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