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What does the poet mean by just as fair?
Last Updated: 27th May, 2020
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Correspondingly, what does the poet mean by just as fair in the poem The Road Not Taken?
The narrator says in the second stanza of the poem that after looking at the first road, he decides to take the second, as it's "just as fair." By "fair," the narrator could mean "good" and "attractive." In other words, the second path through the woods is just as welcoming and enticing as the first road.
Furthermore, is as just as fair a simile? A simile compares two very different things by using the words "as" or "like". You might spot the phrase "as just as fair" in this poem and wonder if this could qualify as a simile. Because you are comparing two very similar things, in this case two roads, this does not constitute a simile.
Thereof, what does fair refer to?
fair. When used as a noun, fair refers to a traveling show with games, rides, and farmers showing off their prized pigs, similar to a carnival. If someone says, "That's not fair!” they mean whatever happened wasn't just or done in an unbiased way. If you have fair skin, you have a pale complexion.
Why is the poet feeling sorry?
1. The poet is feeling sorry because he could not travel both the roads. The mood of the poet is regretful and thoughtful.