The Road Not Taken can be defined as a narrative poem that consists of four major parts.
The poem is made of four stanzas and each of these stanzas have five lines each. In between each line, there are eight to ten syllables. It has an iambic rhythm. The line in each of these stanzas has “ABAAB” pattern. The innate popularity of the poem lies in the result of the simplicity of the symbolism. The speaker must choose a particular pathway in the woods. This seems to be the choice of the metaphor for choosing between the directions that life provides. Each direction has its own benefits and limitation. It is human tendency to wonder if the other path was rosy or if it had more hurdles. This emotion is the underlying theme and the ambiguity of human emotions are probed in this analysis
Frost had deliberately written the poem from a first-person angle. This fundamentally raises the question as to who the speaker or the person is describing. The character created is for the purpose of this poem.
The confusion in the minds of the people while taking a decision has been discussed from a personal standpoint. It is not clear if Frost was describing himself or probed into the general human tendency after making a particular decision.
This is a simple poem that has many kinds of interpretation as to how the speaker feels about the situation. The different emotions that a person feels before taking a particular decision have been probed