He takes a close examination of one choice as best as he can, but the future harbors him from seeing its extremities. The writer has used nature extensively in his lines. The roads diverging in a yellow wood help us to integrate roads into a natural environment and it gives a feeling that the decisions that we have to make are only natural. This could mean that the wood compares to the world unknown.
In the second stanza, the speaker took what is perhaps the most important decision in his life. He had looked down the first road to where it bent in the undergrowth here he reports that he made the all more important decision to take the other road; probably this was because it seemed to have less traffic than the other one. Then he proceeds to say that they actually were worn in a very similar manner. The second one that he opted for seemed less traveled, but as he pondered about it, he realized that they were really about the same. Not precisely that they were same but only about the same. The difference only required a keener look.
The third stanza is a continuation of the description given the roads. Much emphasis concerns the differences between the two roads. He had observed that the leaves were both fresh fallen upon both of them and none had been used, but then again expresses interest that maybe he would come back some day and walk the first one. However, he doubted if he would manage that because time is not on his side. The stanza expresses the tough choices people stand for as they travel the road of life. The traveler has misgivings about the road not chosen behind. He realizes he possibly will not pass this way again maybe he could travel on it someday.
The fourth stanza affirms that the poem is indeed tricky. Grimes picks out two words as used by the persona to show how tricky the poem is. The persona introduces the word “difference” and “sigh”. These terms are obvious markers of ambiguity. He