The Road Not Taken By Robert Frost

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Robert Frost, one of America’s well-known poets is highly regarded for his realistic illustrations of rural life and poetry which is still relevant in today’s society. After being honoured on numerous occasions, he became one of America’s most popular public figures. Frosts’ poems reflect his greatness and his life in a variety of ways after he was confronted with such despair and grief after the passing of his father due to tuberculosis at just eleven years of age and his mother who passed away in 1900. “The Road Not Taken”, one of his greatest poems written of all times, is often misunderstood by some as an emblem of individual choice and self-reliance. But it was never intended to be read in this way by Frost, who was well aware of the playful ironies contained within it.

“I am not a nature poet. There is almost always a person in my poems” (Robert Frost) Born on March 26, 1874 and died January 29 1963, Frost was 89 years of age. From a young age, Frost devoted himself entirely to his writing. Through his hard work and dedication, he managed to publish his first poem in the New York literary journal “The Independent” in 1894. After establishing a life-long relationship and being influenced by contemporary British poets Edward Thomas, Rupert Brooke, and Robert Graves, Frosts’ poetry soon became well- known and award winning on many occasions. Through his determination he was rewarded by winning four Pulitzer Prizes, 1924 for New Hampshire: A poem with Notes and Grace

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