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Two roads diverged in a wood, and I --
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
This demonstrates Frost's ironic treatment of the narrator. In the
first three stanzas of the poem, the narrator states that the two
paths are fundamentally identical in…

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"Good fences make good neighbours."
The neighbour repeats the adage three times over the course of
the poem and, though the narrator is initially sceptical of his
neighbour's appreciation of an oldfashioned tradition, he
eventually begins to agree with the adage as well. This line
highlights the importance of property…

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But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
The narrator wishes to continue watching the snow fall in the
woods, but he is not able to ignore his responsibilities. The
repeated "And miles to go before I sleep"…

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One could do worse than be a swinger of
birches.
Serves as a thoughtful reiteration of the narrator's ideas about
swinging on birches. The act of swinging on a birch conveys a
certain childlike innocence, but also allows the swinger to escape
the cold rationality of the earth for a…

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Little-less-nothing! and that ended it.
No more to build on there. And they, since they
Were not the one dead, turned to their affairs.
With the boy's death, the narrator suddenly becomes
concise and straightforward in his writing style, simply
acknowledging that he has nothing else to say on the…

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A very thorough analysis of five key quotes in the poem; the comments are detailed and in depth and the comments made could be used as a starting point for beginning to link quotes in the poem.

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