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Published (first published 1968)
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HeavyReader
Feb 04, 2012 HeavyReader rated it it was ok
Shelves: young-adult, poetry
I didn't much like this books. Most of the poems didn't move me. I only liked a few of them.

Most of the poems in this collection are by men; only twelve of the fifty-two poets included were written by women. I have a difficult time believing the editor couldn't have found more suitable poems by women to include.

This book was intended for high school students. The editor says in his introduction,"[t]o insure the practicality of the selections, I have tried each poem with students in my ninth, ten
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Vivek Patel
Jan 06, 2013 Vivek Patel rated it liked it
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One phrase from FIRE AND ICE: Some say the world will end in fire some say in ice. It really makes you think that the world really going to end. You know you don't want to face the fact that it's going to end. Robert Frost is getting to the point. He wants to think and decide what he is trying to get across here. Is it going to be fire or ice, or is going to be what you think it is? It sounds like it's in a dark tone to make you wonder he's not joking and that you need to wonder
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