The Almost Universally Misinterpreted Poem “The Road Not Taken” and the Fascinating Story Behind It

The Almost Universally Misinterpreted Poem “The Road Not Taken” and the Fascinating Story Behind It

Robert Frost is one of the most critically acclaimed American poets of the 20th century, which is a roundabout way of saying you almost certainly studied one of his poems in school. Most likely, it was a short piece called The Road Not Taken- a poem famous for being one of the most misunderstood and misinterpreted poems ever written, and a testament to how twisted the meaning of something can be by taking a quote out of context. Oh, and it also played a small role in the death of the guy it was written about.

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