The Road Not Taken and Other Poems

The Road Not Taken and Other Poems

Robert Frost / Nov 25, 2020

The Road Not Taken and Other Poems Two roads diverged in a wood and I I took the one less traveled by And that has made all the difference These deceptively simple lines from the title poem of this collection suggest Robert Frost at h

  • Title: The Road Not Taken and Other Poems
  • Author: Robert Frost
  • ISBN: 9780486275505
  • Page: 490
  • Format: Paperback
  • Two roads diverged in a wood, and I I took the one less traveled by,And that has made all the difference These deceptively simple lines from the title poem of this collection suggest Robert Frost at his most representative the language is simple, clear and colloquial, yet dense with meaning and wider significance Drawing upon everyday incidents, common situations and Two roads diverged in a wood, and I I took the one less traveled by,And that has made all the difference These deceptively simple lines from the title poem of this collection suggest Robert Frost at his most representative the language is simple, clear and colloquial, yet dense with meaning and wider significance Drawing upon everyday incidents, common situations and rural imagery, Frost fashioned poetry of great lyrical beauty and potent symbolism Now a selection of the best of his early works is available in this volume, originally published in 1916 under the title Mountain Interval Included are many moving and expressive poems An Old Man s Winter Night, In the Home Stretch, Meeting and passing, Putting In the Seed, A Time to Talk, The Hill Wife, The Exposed Nest, The Sound of Trees, and All are reprinted here complete and unabridged.Unabridged Dover 1993 republication of Mountain Interval, originally published by Henry Hold and Company, New York, 1916 Note Alphabetical list of titltes and first lines 64pp 5 3 16 X 8 1 4 Paperbound.Cover illustrations 1993 Andreas Feininger.Description from back coverContents The Road Not Taken Christmas Trees An Old Man s Winter Night A Patch of Old Snow In the Home Stretch The Telephone Meeting and Passing Hyla Brook The Oven Bird Bond and Free Birches Pea Brush Putting In the Seed A Time to Talk The Cow in Apple Time An Encounter Range Finding The Hill Wife The Bonfire A Girl s Garden The Exposed Nest Out, Out Brown s Descent, or The Willy Nilly Slide The Gum Gatherer The Line Gang The Vanishing Red Snow The Sound of the Trees

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      • Robert Frost

        Flinty, moody, plainspoken and deep, Robert Frost was one of America s most popular 20th century poets Frost was farming in Derry, New Hampshire when, at the age of 38, he sold the farm, uprooted his family and moved to England, where he devoted himself to his poetry His first two books of verse, A Boy s Will 1913 and North of Boston 1914 , were immediate successes In 1915 he returned to the United States and continued to write while living in New Hampshire and then Vermont His pastoral images of apple trees and stone fences along with his solitary, man of few words poetic voice helped define the modern image of rural New England Frost s poems include Mending Wall Good fences make good neighbors , Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening Whose woods these are I think I know , and perhaps his most famous work, The Road Not Taken Two roads diverged in a wood, and I I took the one less traveled by Frost was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry four times in 1924, 1931, 1937 and 1943 He also served as Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1958 59 that position was renamed as Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry or simply Poet Laureate in 1986.Frost recited his poem The Gift Outright at the 1961 inauguration of John F Kennedy Frost attended both Dartmouth College and Harvard, but did not graduate from either school Frost preferred traditional rhyme and meter in poetry his famous dismissal of free verse was, I d just as soon play tennis with the net down.


    1. Forty six pages of greatnesswhen all is said and done,these poems by Robert Frostbeam like the autumn sun.Crisp under footbreathing fresh country air,in the land of Robert Frostthe trees are never bare.With the freedom of a birdjust one more thing to say,his spirit and poetic beautyis always here to stay.

    2. This is a short selection of poems by Robert Frost, who was born in San Francisco, California, in 1874. Although he is considered to be one of the greatest American poets of the twentieth century, his first collection, "A Boy's Will" was originally published in England in 1913, during the 3 short years when he lived in England, between 1912-1915. In England he made some important acquaintances, including Edward Thomas and Rupert Brooke, who were both member of the group of six known as the Dymoc [...]

    3. Robert Frost's poetry has such a beautiful quietness to it and yet also is philosophical and thought provoking. This collection has so many great poems which certainly you have heard quoted at least once at some point in your life. A must for fans of poetry and nostalgia of an America that understood critical thinking.

    4. I enjoy poetry and Robert Frost is one of my favourite poets. This book is lovely to dip into as and when the mood takes me. I have read all of his poetry in this particular book. My favourite choice is predictably 'The Road less Travelled' His clever use of imagery lifts his poems way above the ordinary.

    5. I absolutely am not a poetry fan but I still have a few favorite poems from what I've heard over the years, which actually can be counted on one hand. Yep. There's Poe's The Raven, an oldie rock song or two, and then the rest would be an assortment of Robert  Frost's works: The Road Not Taken, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, and Birches. This book contains two of those and then several that left no impression on me. I feel bad about that because I really love Robert Frost, or at least the [...]

    6. It may sound cliched but this has always been a favorite of mineI'm far from being able to recite any of his works, but something about curling up with this book feels like home to me.

    7. Frost, do what only the exceptional poets do, he captures a moment, or moments that we all have experienced at one time in life all thru our whole life. "The Road Not Taken " can be placed against a passage in Longfellow's notebooks: "Round about what is, lies a whole mysterious world of might be,—a psychological romance of possibilities and things that do not happen. By going out a few minutes sooner or later, by stopping to speak with a friend at a corner, by meeting this man or that, or by [...]

    8. I feel bad for saying this, but besides "The Road Not Taken". I really only liked two more of Robert Frost's poems. I ended up giving this 3.5 stars and rounded up to two on .Poems have never been my thing anyway so I am not that surprised that none of them really moved me besides that one and two others. I think what got me is that most of the poems rhythm and meter seemed off because of the way that the sentences were written with commas and periods.For example from In The Home Stretch:Never w [...]

    9. "The Road Not Taken" included in the list of 10 most liked poems by American Authors of All times is truly a perfect example of interweaving of delight and wisdom. Robert Frost one of the most liked American poet with his extraordinary brilliance and also known for his ambigious approach towards things, brings forth the ultimate reality of each and every human soul faced with the fact of making a decision in lifee poem expatiates not on the choices available in one's life but on the one choice t [...]

    10. I got this book because one of my most favorite poems is The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost. I was disappointed that I didn't find more poems in this book that I really liked. Maybe I need to read it again as it often takes more than one read with poetry---and books, too, for that matter!

    11. I started reading Frost in high school and now after college years I still love his mastery of words. One of my favorites is The Mending WAll.

    12. This rating is not a commentary on the quality of material itself but rather of how much enjoyment I managed to derive from it. Which was next to zero. But, since its clearly a collection of very well-written and poignant, sometimes very emotional poems, I did not mind giving up a portion of my life reading it.And the iconic: Two roads diverged in a wood and I took the one less traveled by and that has made all the difference

    13. Rather than focus on what I didn't like, (poetry collections are always a grab bag) I'm going to pull a couple poems I loved and talk about them. I'll start the poem, then continue it within spoiler tags, that way you're not forced to read the whole thing if you already know it, but don't have to search it if you don't know it, or want to enjoy it again. Comments about the introduction and collection as a whole are at the end.The title work, and purpose for the book:The Road Not TakenTwo roads d [...]

    14. I have never liked poetry that much, which does not make much sense, since I love songs with beautiful lyrics. Yet, we have learned a poem of Robert Frost in English class in school and I really liked it - 'The Road Not Taken', actually. The english itself is not as hard as it might seem, and I could actually make sense out of it, and even enjoy it. The thing is, in class, we were discussing this poem forever and I, who got the meaning of the poem from the very first lesson, could not stand just [...]

    15. Robert Frost is one of the most wide-read poets out there. And 'The Road Not Taken' is one of the most wide-read poems out there. With reason too. An excellent emancipatory poem that uses a road as the classical metaphor for life. The other poems in this collection however, where mystifying and frankly, quite uninspiring. The short ones were fine, I even liked "Design" and "House Fear", the latter sent the heebie-jeebies crawling down my neck. However, the long ones, particularly "The Generation [...]

    16. I doubt anyone who has avoided reading Robert Frost is going to do it just because I say so. If you've never read a Frost poem, you've done so deliberately. All I can say is you're missing out. This collection is particular is very good. Editor Louis Untermeyer divides the collection into the various phases of Frosts career and adds commentary worth reading. I highly recommend Frost in particular to fiction writers, especially Frost's narrative poems, which are subtle and piercing.

    17. Borrowed this from my local library because I wanted to read my favorite poem by Mr Frost, The Road Not Taken. I absolutely love this poem, It's like my motto I try to live by. AnywaysI enjoyed this quick read and found a couple other poems to add to my collection. ( The four starts is for that poem alone hahaha )

    18. i love the title poem but my real fav isn't in this collection;(i love the ones with snow in them, i don't know why.

    19. This is my favorite poem, and I heartily recommend it to anyone who loves good poetry, good meter, and poignant literary observations.

    20. A man of true sagacity. Look me into his eyes, and see his warm prose. He writes like a tree, and lives as tall as one.Robert Frost is a poet. He adjusts his imagination to reality, and adds inspiration to all his voices.A common man with the most magical words. He doesn't ask for the wise to worship his words, and that's one of the glories of a true writer. They don't gratify anyone's compliments, but they know deeper in their depths what they are made of.What this poet mentioned dug a life int [...]

    21. In 2016 I had one reading goal - to read a book of poetry. "The Road Not Taken and Other Poems" by Robert Frost was the book on the shelf in the small poetry section at my local bookshop that appealed to me most, so that was what I chose. I wanted a collection of poetry from a single poet, one not too daunting so that I could read it slowly and enjoy it.This collection begins with poems that affirm that life is good. There is a yearning celebration of relationships, of having a place where one b [...]

    22. Beautiful. Robert Frost's poetry, for all intents and purposes, is what opened my heart to the little things in life. Every flower, every gust of wind that lifts my hair I notice these things and wonder and think and live. To keep myself centered, I remind myself everyday that "the road less travelled by" makes all the difference. A rain shower brightens my day. Snow makes me warm inside. Rivers and streams help me to breathe easier. The soft undulations of grass under a dying summer breeze lift [...]

    23. Consistent with my inconsistency, I have as many weird gaps in my poetry reading as I do with my fiction or proctology textbook reading. I confess to never having read more than a poem or two by the be-all end-all Robert Frost. And I have to say: not bad, Bob. You can spin some mother-flippin' verse like there's no tomorrow. I don't really have much more to say except: why does 'proctology' get flagged in spell-check?

    24. Love, love, love this book. Robert Frost is my all time favorite poet, and I have always had a soft spot for poetry. Frost examines nature, human frailty, life, and self confidence in this collection of poems. In my personal opinion, Frost has the ability to take an everyday experience that each person struggles with and turn it into a sentence that allows you to grasp the weight of the experience. I could read it over and over.

    25. This is a little beautiful book and simple poems that are deep with beautiful images and deeper meanings. I love reading aloud those that I am more familiar with and read several times each of them to get at those deeper meanings because they don't pop out clearly for me on the first reading. So poetry is not my comfort genre. In fact, I used this little book to fulfill the task for a challenge asking for a genre seldom read although I had this book for some time.

    26. He has long been favorite poet. I cannot imagine not loving his poetry, but apparently there are those who do not. I think he can seem deceptively simple, but his poems have always painted vivid pictures for me.

    27. I absolutely love reading his poems. He is an amazing poet and analyzing his poems is fun. When you look deeper they had an important message.

    28. My Papa's Waltz is a very interesting poem. After a quick read, it appears as if Robert Frost is implying that one road is actually better than another road. By saying "and I took the road less traveled by/ and that has made all the difference" students will probably assume that taking the "road less traveled by" really makes "all the differences," for the better. But, in reality, after additional readings of this poem, it becomes clear that Frost actually isn't saying that. He is really saying [...]

    29. There are only about 4 or 5 great poems in here--as i saw it :)The Road not TakenBirchesThe Impulse"Out, Out-"Just read those four and you can skip the others. BUTose four are truly goodtake you to another place, another world kind of good.

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