Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” Is Our Most Misread Poem

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And almost everyone gets it wrong. This is the most remarkable thing about “The Road Not Taken”—not its immense popularity (which is remarkable enough), but the fact that it is popular for what seem to be the wrong reasons. It’s worth pausing here to underscore a truth so obvious that it is often taken for granted: Most widely celebrated artistic projects are known for being essentially what they purport to be.

From Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” Is Our Most Misread Poem

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