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The Poetry of Robert Frost: The Collected Poems, Complete and Unabridged

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A feast for lovers of American literature-the work of our greatest poet, redesigned and relaunched for a new generation of readers

No poet is more emblematically American than Robert Frost. From "The Road Not Taken" to "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," he refined and even defined our sense of what poetry is and what it can do. T. S. Eliot judged him "the most eminent,
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Paperback, 607 pages
Published April 1st 2002 by Owl Books
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Rike Jokanan
Oct 31, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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Let me say that he is one of poets who have waken me up from my long sleep in "comfortable bed of uniformity and stagnancy". I used to think that being among the crowd was a safe way to live. Being uniform was my "template". In fact, now I learn that being myself -- that might be being different from you all -- is the safest mode anytime anywhere. And, I am sure that I won't be sorry for being uniquely ordinary as I am.

Of course "The Road Not taken" is still a uniform favorite os mine since most
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Jon Corelis
Aug 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fundamental poetry book

There's not much that needs to be said about the poetry of Robert Frost, except that, unlike most things in life, it's as good as it's supposed to be. If you are just getting into poetry, Frost is especially to be recommended: many readers will find his poems more immediately accessible than those of many modern poets. The Poetry of Robert Frost: The Collected Poems, Complete and Unabridged edited by Edward Connery Lathem is the standard collection, and I think it should
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Nikusha
na stránky, kde byl nějaký zajímavý 'kousek' jsem lepila barevné papírky; výsledek vypadá docela vtipně, ale aspoň budu moct svoje favority bez problému vypátrat <3
Ryan Hatch
Jan 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
7/10
At times during this book, I could tell that I was reading the work of a true master. Some poems are just so beautifully written and deep while often also being witty. I would say that this is about 10% of this book, maybe even less. A vast majority is made up of silly and seemingly simple poems. Occasionally equally as a great as the deep more philosophical poems, these seem to be thoughts that just came to him as he sat in a garden or walked through the woods. It's refreshing to see a mast
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nanto
Jul 21, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: poezie
Buku ini layak diburu karena puisi yang ditulisnya menarik sekali buat saya. Ditulis untuk dibacakan di depan peserta upacaya pelantikan Presiden John F. Kennedy tahun 1961.

Saya mengutip di sini, di bulan Desember ini, bulan sebelum bulan Januari. Ketika Kennedy dilantik, ia adalah salah satu Presiden AS yang memberikan terobosan dengan penggunaan media massa sebagai bagian utuh dari kampanye kepresidenannya. Tahun depan, Obama merupakan presiden Amerika yang juga menawarkan cara baru dalam berk
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Haley
Apr 04, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Robert Frost is my favorite poet of all time. This collection of poems will surely touch the hearts of all who read them. My personal favorites are some of his most famous poems: "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening," "The Road Not Taken," "Birches," and "Mending Wall" which are all included in this book. Some literary critics brush Frost off as being too simple but if readers take the time to delve deep into his writing they will see that he is passionate not only about nature, but about life, ...more
Caroline Anna Bock
May 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I recently pulled out this collection of Robert Frost's poems and wrote a haiku reaction to his work:

A LOST WRITER

I don’t know these woods—
what crossroad to travel now—
lead me there, poet.


And if you haven't read my new mature YA novel, BEFORE MY EYES,
consider it now... there's poetry woven through it...
Before My Eyes
Teressa
Jul 11, 2007 rated it it was ok
Shelves: poetry
Meh. While Frost has some legendary and exquisite pieces of poetry, overall his work is redundant and boring. An entire book of his poems, all focusing on the same basic plot lines, is incentive for nice, long nap.
Sara
Jun 22, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: classics
always a favorite. kinda funny how it came to be a family favorite.....he was a college prof at Amherst College in Mass when my grandpa was in school and well, he taught my grandfather...how many people can say that?
Jack
Dec 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hard to claim finished since poetry bears reading over and over. My last book of 2016.
Marne Wilson
Jul 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
Anybody who tried to read this 600+-page book from cover to cover would either go nutty or die of boredom, so I feel no shame to admit that I dipped into this book over the last few weeks and read poems at random. I was really surprised by how much poetry Frost wrote in his lifetime and how many different kinds of poems there were. If you studied him in school, you probably think you know exactly what a "Robert Frost poem" is, but you're wrong. Those ultra-famous poems represent just one phase o ...more
Kiara Davis
Oct 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Robert Frost All of the poems is a inspiration to me and my generation
ZaRi
Sep 08, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poem, classic
A lantern light from deeper in the barn
Shone on a man and woman in the door
And threw their lurching shadows on a house
Near by, all dark in every glossy window.
A horse's hoof pawed once the hollow floor,
And the back of the gig they stood beside
Moved in a little. The man grasped a wheel,
The woman spoke out sharply, 'Whoa, stand still!'
'I saw it just as plain as a white plate,'
She said, 'as the light on the dashboard ran
Along the bushes at the roadside-a man's face.
You must have seen it too.'
'I did
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Greg
Dec 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Frost ranks among the greatest of American poets. His language is accessible and specific. His dramatic monologues can be understood – the mystery is in the thing itself, not in the language used to describe it. Many poems in this collection are true masterworks of world literature. “Birches” and “Mending Wall” are perfect examples of a poetry so specific and accurate that they are worthy of study. “Nothing Gold Can Stay” and “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” both have a mystery of their ow ...more
Andy
Jan 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This contains 11 of Robert Frost's books ( A Boys Will , North Of Boston, ect) and over 300 of his poems. Hold this book in your hands and you will surely feel the enormity and importance of his works. Every poem is in it's original context and every classic such as "Fire and Ice and The Road Not Taken" remain as beautiful and vague as when you first read them. Living a life tragedy and sometimes isolation, Robert Frost incorporated the theme of nature into his poems and ended up creating some o ...more
Kristen Chavis
Apr 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The thing that makes this anthology different from other of Frosts' anthologies, is that in this particular collection, the poems are separated and categorized by which book of poetry they came from and the year in which they were written. Frost has a certain way of putting things. At first read, his poems seem clear and you know what he's talking about, however, looks can be deceiving. Once you start discussing and contemplating the metaphors in his poetry, you realize that it is not as easy as ...more
Benjamin Vineyard
Jan 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful. This was a peaceful read. It felt like being shown the American landscape before it was littered and flagged with telephone poles. That's a gift Frost had, I believe - to take you to a scene so vividly and with such simplicity that the next night's dreams were set there.

My favorite collection: Mountain Interval. I also enjoyed Frost's shorter poems more than the longer (often) narrative works. I liked reading a bit and then imaginatively resting there in the moment. Frost poetically
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Aneece
May 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry
Still not 100% on what he meant by the "sound of sense". Perhaps he meant the shape of the sound we unconsciously attach to our meaning, as we speak to one another, such that if you overheard a conversation in front of the general store, but were too far away to make out the words used, the sound of the voices would still carry meaning, and a recognizable one at that.

May I also lodge a complaint against his popular reputation. He is a dark, nigh on terrifying poet, and his negative conception of
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John
Mar 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
I liked the early poems, LOVED the middle poems, and in general shook my head at the later poems. The Masque pieces were oddly theological too, which surprised me as Frost didn't seem overly concerned with God in most of his poetry. One of my new favorite poems is "The Most of It" which was combined the best of Frost's nature observation with rumination on the twisting path life can take. There are few things finer than reading Frost's nature poems when gazing on a spring garden in bloom. I high ...more
Frederick
Jan 09, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: People who are quick studies.
Shelves: poetry, frost
Robert Frost is the only poet who comes from a place I understand. I do not mean that I don't grasp the work of other poets. What I mean is Robert Frost's work comes pre-understood. As learned as he is, he is not a scholar; as neighborly as he is, he is not invasive; as individualistic as he is, he is not solitary. I can picture a copy of THE SATURDAY EVENING POST on his kitchen table, next to a plate of pancakes. THE CANTOS OF EZRA POUND is in the chair.
The maple syrup comes from a tree Frost t
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Carol
Jan 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
It is a lot of work for me to read poetry. That's one reason why this took so long.

Also, I really prefer shorter poems. About halfway through, I decided to just skip any poem that was more than 100 lines long. No matter how short the lines. I also didn't read the two one-act plays. In general, I don't much care for the dialog poems.

I went in with a couple of favorites: "Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening" and "Fire and Ice." I didn't find anything I liked better, but a couple of short ones
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Jeremy
May 03, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: poetry
I've decided to add another facet to my desired well rounded readership: poetry. T.S. Eliot made me feel like a moron. Frost made me feel like I could actually enjoy poetry. Now, I must admit that I didn't enjoy his free-form (is this correct) as much as his works that followed an easily identified structure. I love his affinity for nature.

If you are a newbie to poetry (outside of required reading in school), this is a great place to start.
Susan
Jan 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rated-five-stars
This is one of the limited armful of books we own.......the books we keep in our motor home are those we read over and over again. Sometimes out loud to each other. Brad gave me this volume in 1993.

"Some say the world will end in fire,
So me say ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold withe those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice."
Gina
Feb 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads, poetry
I received this book as a First Read. It's a great collection of Frost's poems and a perfect addition to any poetry collection especially for Frost fans.
Deb
Jan 16, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: poetry
I am still working my way through this book. I was reading it or at least trying to read it during "independent reading" time in my classroom, but just because the students are (or are suppose to be) reading doesn't always mean the teacher gets to read. So far I'm enjoying finding out more Robert Frost and his works.

This is a great book to really get to know Robert Frost. Many poems tell incredible stories, while others paint incredible pictures.
Claire
Sep 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: classics, poetry
The only reason I didn't give this a five star rating was because I just CANNOT get into Frost's narrative poetry. I know that his narrative poetry is beloved among Frost fans and scholars, but for me personally, it's just not my cup of tea.

His introspective and nature poetry, however, are completely wonderful, full of wistful and melancholy wisdom, with an occasional dab of snarky humor for spice.
Glen
Dec 10, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am growing in my appreciation of prose and this book helped in that process. Frost's descriptions of the New England natural scenes is vivid and emotionally rich. There were a few poems that I found lengthy and difficult to follow but the value of the book and the talent of the poet outweighs my limited sensibilities. What I like most about Frost is his capacity to illicit nostalgia in my interaction with his writings.

librarian4Him02
Feb 15, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2014, poetry
One of my goals this year is to read more poetry. I've only read a few of Frost's more famous poems (The Road Not Taken, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening) and liked them. I wanted to experience more of his poetry and I was not disappointed. It was a great foray into my goal of more poetry this year.
Rachel
Jan 21, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some of Robert Frost's ideas are very interesting - interaction between man and nature, constructing an identity from a blank landscape/ tabula rasa yada yada yada. I also like his tongue-in-cheek doublespeak in the otherwise clichéd The Road Not Taken. Couldn't quite get into the poems about mowing grass and abandoned log piles, however.
Kaci
Jan 17, 2009 rated it liked it
A dear friend of mine gave this book to me over the winter holidays last year, and I'm still feasting on it! This man is fabulous in emphasizing the beauty of the simple. It can be read very deeply or appreciated at a more surface level. He is an excellent poet for anyone hungry for the written word. :D
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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 ...more
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