Do you think the poet is content with his choice? Give reasons to support your answer.  

Read the poem and answer the question.

“The Road Not Taken”
by Robert Frost

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;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I —
I took the one less travelled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Do you think the poet is content with his choice? Give reasons to support your answer.


Dalam puisi ini penyair menceritakan tentang pengembara yang diharuskan memilih salah satu jalan di dalam hutan itu, di dalam perjalanannya dia terlihat ragu atau labil dengan jalan yang dipilihnya karena dia selalu memikirkan bagaimana jika dia memilih jalan yang pertama dan apakah ada kesempatan jika dia dapat mengembara di jalan pertama. Namun, yang dapat dia lakukan adalah terus berjalan di jalan yang dia pilih hingga akhir.

Maka jawaban dari soal di atas adalah He does not feel satisfied enough with his choice because he is someone who is hesitant / labile and easily regret with the choice that he did not choose.undefined

The reason to support the answer

  • He had to choose between the roads carefully because he knew that he could not go back
  • He convinced himself that both roads were the same
  • He thought about his future before choosing. If he had made the wrong decision, he would regret it.


Dijawab Oleh : Kunjaw