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Poetry By Robert Frost Books LLC

Poetry By Robert Frost

Books LLC

Published June 22nd 2010
ISBN : 9781158456550
Paperback
32 pages
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Chapters: The Road Not Taken, Fire and Ice, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Out, Out-, Acquainted With the Night, Nothing Gold Can Stay, Mending Wall. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 30. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a freeMoreChapters: The Road Not Taken, Fire and Ice, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Out, Out-, Acquainted With the Night, Nothing Gold Can Stay, Mending Wall. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 30. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The Road Not Taken is a poem by Robert Frost, published in 1916 in the collection Mountain Interval, it is the first poem in the volume and is printed in italics. The title is often mistakenly given as The Road Less Traveled, from the penultimate line: I took the one less traveled by. The poem has two recognized interpretations- one is a more literal interpretation, while the other is more ironic. Readers often see the poem literally, as an expression of individualism. Critics typically view the poem as ironic. The Road Not Taken, perhaps the most famous example of Frosts own claims to conscious irony and the best example in all of American poetry of a wolf in sheeps clothing. and Frost himself warned You have to be careful of that one- its a tricky poem very tricky. Frost intended the poem as a gentle jab at his great friend and fellow poet Edward Thomas with whom he used to take walks through the forest (Thomas always complained at the end that they should have taken a different path) and seemed amused at this certain interpretation of the poem as inspirational. According to the literal (and more common) interpretation, the poem is inspirational, a paean to individualism and non-conformism. The poem consists of four stanzas. In the first stanza, the speaker describes his position. He has been out walking in the woods and comes to two roads, and he stands looking as far down each one as he can see. He would like to try out both, but doubts he could do that, so therefore he continues to look down the roads for a long time trying to make his ...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=14480