Class 9 Poem Chapter 1 The road not taken | Question Answer

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Text Book Question Answer

Thinking about the poem :

Q.1. Where does the traveller find himself? What problem does he face?

Ans: The poet finds himself in a yellow wood. He finds two roads diverging. His problem was that being the lone travaller he could not travel both roads at the same time.

Q.2. Discuss what these phrases mean to you:

(i) a yellow wood an

(ii) it was grassy and wanted wear.

(iii) the passing there

(iv) leaves no step had trodden black

(v) How way leads on to way


(i) Yellow wood means a wood wearing yellow colour. In autumn leaves ripe and lend to the forest a hue of yellow colour.

(ii) The road the poet decided to travel was an untroden one. It was covered with thick grass and the grass was fresh and untrodden. There was no sign of wear and tear in the grass.

(iii) The passing there means going through the road the poet had decided to travel.

(iv) The leaves lying on the roads appeared fresh and untrodden. No step has trodden and turned them black.

(v) Roads are linked together. One way remains linked with other ways connected to it.

Q.3. Is there any difference between the two roads as the poet describes them?

(i) In stanzas two and three?

(ii) in the last two lines of the poem?

Ans: Yes, there is a difference between the roads. The road that the poet wanted to travel was covered with untrodden grass. No traveller seemed to step into that as the grass wanted to wear. It was the road less travelled by. The other road was no like this one.

Q.4. What do you think the last two lines of the poem mean? (Looking back, does the poet regert his choice or accept it?)

Ans: Between the two roads diverging in the forest, the poet took the one that was less travelled neglecting the other road. His choice made all the differences in his life. The poet accepted his decision, He did not regret for his decision.

Additional Questions and Answers

Q.1. Where did the poet find the roads?

Ans: The poet found the roads in yellow wood.

Q.2. Of what colour was the wood?

Ans: The wood was of yellow colour.

Q.3. Why could not the poet travel both roads?

Ans: Because he was the lone traveller.

Q.4. What is the meaning of undergrowth?

Ans: A dense growth of plants and bushes is an undergrowth.

Q.5. How was the other road?

Ans: The other road was as fair as the first one. It was covered with thick untrodden grass.

Q.6. Where does the traveller, Frost find himself?

Ans: The traveller found himself at a place from where diverged two roads.

Q.7. What did the poet say about the first road?

Ans: About the first road the poet said that he had kept it for another day.

Q.8. Give rhyming words against each of the following:

Wood, Lay


Wood- Cloud

lay- Day

know- Snow

Q.9. Where did the two roads diverge?

Ans: The two roads diverged in yellow wood.

Q.10. Give a meaning of-

Diverge- Separated and took a different direction.

Hence- in the future

Q.11. Choose the meaning of the underlined words from the alternatives given in the brackets:

(a) Because it was grassy and wanted wear. (wanted decoration/ used regularly/ had not been used)

(b) Somewhere ages and ages hence, (in the past/in the present/in the future)


(a) had not been used

(b) in the future.

Q.12. What is the poem ‘The Road Not Taken About’?

Ans: The poem is about making choices and the choices that shape human life.

Q.13. Give rhyming words for each of the following: [Cotton-’16]


Words Rhyming words


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