Quote of the day

Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference.
-Robert Frost

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10 thoughts on “Quote of the day

  1. Salvageable says:

    What impresses me is that Frost (unlike the hundreds of graduation speakers who have quoted him all these years) never says that the difference is better. If you read the entire poem, you can almost sense his regret that he couldn’t try both roads, but he had to make a choice. J.

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    • Ally says:

      So true. When we have to make a decision, there’s no way of knowing whether another choice would be better, we just have to live with what we’ve chosen. Just part of life I suppose 🙂

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    • Ally says:

      I really enjoyed this article, thank you for sharing. I especially liked this part, ” The poem isn’t a salute to can-do individualism; it’s a commentary on the self-deception we practice when constructing the story of our own lives.” Very interesting 🙂

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      • bizzy0 says:

        I’m glad you enjoyed it. I wasn’t 100% on board (‘self deception’ seemed a bit harsh- we all have to tell ourselves stories to make sense of our lives) but liked the different take on a poem that only gets taught in one way.

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        • Ally says:

          I agree with you there. It was a different point of view on an interesting poem.

          I remember that my least favourite part of English class was memorizing the teacher’s interpretation of a given story, play, or poem, rather than analyzing what it meant to us.

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