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Robert Frost

Robert Lee Frost (March 26, 1874 - January 29, 1963) was an American poet. He is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of the rural life and his command of American colloquial speech. His work frequently employed themes from the early 1900s rural life in New Englahd, using the setting to examine complex social and philosophical themes. A popular and often-quoted poet, Frost was honored frequently during his lifetime, receiving four Pulitzer Prizes:

1924 for New Hampshire: A Poem With Notes and Grace Notes
1931 for Collected Poems
1937 for A Further Range
1943 for A Witness Tree

Perhaps his best known poem is "The Road Not Taken:"

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

The above information was taken from the Frost article on Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, based on the GNU Free Documentation License.

Links:

Robert Frost Out Loud: audio recordings and commentary on many Frost poems

Poems by Robert Frost at PoetryFoundation.org

Robert Frost Farm in Derry, NH

The Frost Place, a museum and poetry conference center in Franconia, N.H.

Resources:

collection

poems read by Frost

poetry for young people

a biography

The Notebooks of Robert Frost

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