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Frost’s Early Poems

Robert Frost

Suggestions for Further Reading


How to Cite This SparkNote

Bloom, Harold, ed. Modern Critical Views: Robert Frost. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1986.

Brodsky, Joseph, Seamus Heaney, and Derek Walcott. Homage to Robert Frost. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1996.

DeFusco, Andrea. Readings on Robert Frost. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, Inc., 1999.

Frost, Robert. The Poetry of Robert Frost. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1969.

Frost, Robert. Selected Letters of Robert Frost. Ed. Lawrance Thompson. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1964.

Jarrell, Randall. Poetry & the Age. New York: The Ecco Press, 1980.

Oster, Judith. Toward Robert Frost: The Reader and the Poet. Athens, Georgia: The University of Georgia Press, 1991.

Parini, Jay. Robert Frost: A Life. New York: Henry Holt & Co., 1999.

Thompson, Lawrance. Robert Frost: The Early Years, 1874-1915. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1966.

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my interpretation

by mistyplayitplease, September 11, 2012

He is dying--right here right now falling down dead and is wondering if it will be a bad thing like the ice falling and breaking or the apples falling and going to the cider heap. He spent a lifetime picking apples and now is his natural moment of death. This is my interpretation of the poem and what frost is conveying in this poem.


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Re: you statement: "Neither of the roads is less traveled by."

by emma_on, October 25, 2012

Re: you statement: Neither of the roads is less traveled by.

Take a look at the second stanza:

Then took the other, as just as fair
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;

Meaning the other was not grassy, and more worn. I.e. more travelled by.


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Frost and the Civil War

by ReadingShakespearefor450th, March 19, 2013

Interesting fact about Frost is that he was named for Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Not what you'd expect in a "New Englander."

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