Question: What is the significance of the two roads in the poem?
Answer: The two roads symbolise the diverse and confusing situations we have to confront during our journey of life. The narrator chose the path that was ‘grassy and wanted wear,’ perhaps because he did not want to follow the crowd and wanted to do something unique with his life.
Summary of The Poem (The Road Not Taken)
This poem talks about the choices one has to make in life and their consequences. One day while walking in a wooded area full of trees the poet comes to a place where he has to decide which road he should take. He start debating over the choices as he realizes he cannot walk on both. However he decides to take the second path with the intention of travelling on the first some other time in future.
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both and be one traveler, long I stood and looked down one as far as I could to where it bent in the undergrowth.