In the poem the reader is faced with 2 roads, one has been used many times before and the other has barely been used before. The idea of the roads is used to represent the choices made in the poets’ life. The used one is the mainstream way of life, go to school, go to college, get a job, obey others and die, but the barely used one is supposed to represent going against the mainstream and standing out, no matter what anyone says.
When you read it you begin to think that it’s a story that’s going to tell you to go against the mainstream. So you know that he’s going choose the less taken road but if you think about it you knew that he was going to take that choice and so did the poet. So how is it a choice then if it’s undeniably going to happen? If you read it again it’s not going to change the choice. The poem goes back on itself. This has created a 3rd meaning to the poem being that it doesn’t matter what decisions you make everything has already been set out for