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Robert Frost (1874–1963).  A Boy’s Will.  1915.

Part I
  1. Into My Own
        The youth is persuaded that he will be rather more than less himself for having forsworn the world.
  2. Ghost House
        He is happy in society of his choosing.
  3. My November Guest
        He is in love with being misunderstood.
  4. Love and a Question
        He is in doubt whether to admit real trouble to a place beside the hearth with love.
  5. A Late Walk
        He courts the autumnal mood.
  6. Stars
        There is no oversight of human affairs.
  7. Storm Fear
        He is afraid of his own isolation.
  8. Wind and Window Flower
        Out of the winter things he fashions a story of modern love.
  9. To the Thawing Wind
        He calls on change through the violence of the elements.
  10. A Prayer in Spring
        He discovers that the greatness of love lies not in forward-looking thoughts;
  11. Flower-gathering
        nor yet in any spur it may be to ambition.
  12. Rose Pogonias
        He is no dissenter from the ritualism of nature;
  13. Asking for Roses
        nor from the ritualism of youth which is make-believe.
  14. Waiting—Afield at Dusk
        He arrives at the turn of the year.
  15. In a Vale
        Out of old longings he fashions a story.
  16. A Dream Pang
        He is shown by a dream how really well it is with him.
  17. In Neglect
        He is scornful of folk his scorn cannot reach.
  18. The Vantage Point
        And again scornful, but there is no one hurt.
  19. Mowing
        He takes up life simply with the small tasks.
  20. Going for Water

Part II
  1. Revelation
        He resolves to become intelligible, at least to himself, since there is no help else;
  2. The Trial by Existence
        and to know definitely what he thinks about the soul;
  3. In Equal Sacrifice
        about love;
  4. The Tuft of Flowers
        about fellowship;
  5. Spoils of the Dead
        about death;
  6. Pan with Us
        about art (his own);
  7. The Demiurge’s Laugh
        about science.

Part III
  1. Now Close the Windows
        It is time to make an end of speaking.
  2. A Line-storm Song
        It is the autumnal mood with a difference.
  3. October
        He sees days slipping from him that were the best for what they were.
  4. My Butterfly
        There are things that can never be the same.
  5. Reluctance



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