Question: Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveller, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth;
(a) What do the roads symbolise?
(b) Find a word from the extract which means the same as ‘separated from another’.
(c) Why did the poet take a long time to decide which road to take?
(d) What does ‘yellow wood’ signify?
(a) The roads symbolise the different choices in a man’s life which when taken will make a difference in his life.
(c) He took a long time as he wanted to be sure of his choice, so that there is no regret in the future.
(d) The ‘yellow wood’ signifies that the forest is covered with the yellow leaves as it is autumn season. However, metaphorically it means the season of his life in which he made his decision.