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Robert Frost [selected poems]. 180 Pages.
Kindle Edition, 99 pages
Published March 18th 2014 (first published January 1st 1955)
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Sean Barrs the Bookdragon
I love this book. And I love the way in which Frost writes poetry.

The success of the poems resides in their ability to speak to the reader; they have a certain sense of universal quality as they evoke profound mental states. He does this through using objects, often natural ones, to describe a certain human emotion or feeling. A tree in the wind embodies indecision and the inability to move on. A road split in two represents a part of the human experience that I can now only think of in the ter
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Fareya
Sep 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
It is not without excellent reason that Robert Frost is considered one of the greatest American poets of the century.

What impresses me most about his poems is the usage of simple and colloquial words to portray ordinary, everyday incidents that have a deeper, denser meaning hidden within. Clear and conversational lines conceal subtle philosophies on life and complex social issues at their core. Also, I find myself completely drawn to the stunning picture he paints with his expressive poems on n
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✨The Reading
Jun 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely beautiful edition of Robert Frost's work. The illustrations aren't exactly what I would call beautiful but they do add a bit of ambience to the wonderful poetry printed within this book. Beautiful hardback edition.
This is a great addition to anyone's library!
Laura
Free download available at Project Gutenberg

I made the proofing of this book for Free Literature and it will be published by Project Gutenberg.

CONTENTS

I

THE PASTURE
THE COW IN APPLE-TIME
THE RUNAWAY

II

AN OLD MAN'S WINTER NIGHT
HOME BURIAL
THE DEATH OF THE HIRED MAN
A SERVANT TO SERVANTS
THE SELF-SEEKER
THE HILL WIFE
"OUT, OUT. . ."

III

PUTTING IN THE SEED
GOING FOR WATER
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Amanda
Dec 31, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
I enjoyed the themes rather than the actual poetry. Frost seems to write poems made to be dissected in English classes. Oftentimes they are set up more as short stories, heavy on the dialogue, than poems. In fact, not that I'm a poetry expert, I could not detect what exactly made some of these poems verse rather than just spaced-out prose. I had a difficult time understanding a lot of these poems, but there were some that were really lovely. I'd be interested in rereading this collection in the ...more
Cheryl
May 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Since I was a little girl, Frost could do no wrong. He still can't. The cadence of his lines, the lucidity of his poetry, always transports me. I'm a little upset that my edition isn't listed here on GR though. Mine has quite a few more poems from his earlier and later life.
Laura Verret
we make ourselves a place apart / behind light words that tease and flout / but oh, the agitated heart / till someone find us really out // 'Revelation'
Rachel
Well, this is a lovely collection of poems to read slowly, savoring the ones that just hit you as "special." The book even smells good, weird as that may sound. The pages just have this perfect "book smell" that made picking up this book even better.

There are definitely some good poems in here, like the classic "Birches," "Mending Wall," "Design," and "After Apple-Picking", and there are some lesser-known ones I discovered I really liked as well--"Snow Dust,""Evening in a Sugar Orcha
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Bethany
May 29, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
Ah, Robert Frost: the man who convinced me that I hated poetry.
Years ago, I was assigned to read some of his poetry for school and, let's just say, I read them as if I was taking cough-syrup. (Note: Why, yes! I hate cough-syrup. I'll never forget the fateful night where I spit a mouthful of it across the bathroom. Good times...) Anyhow, so I didn't enjoy his poems because I was reading them with the wrong attitude &c. If Carl Sandburg hadn't come along later and shown me what a wonderful th
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Maggie Roessler
Drama: awesome. Form: pleasurable. Theme: Got a little fed up with all that personifying nature/alackadaying that nature can't be personified. Here's the best antidote:

It's a strange courage
you give me, ancient star:

Shine alone in the sunrise
toward which you lend no part!
I
Shine alone, shine nakedly, shine like bronze
that reflects neither my face nor any inner part
of my being, shine like fire, that mirrors nothing.
II
Lend no part to any hu/>
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Lynne
Sep 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love Robert Frost. This edition was actually from Barnes and Noble. Never realized most of his poetry read like short stories. Will re-read and enjoy again and again...
Jenna Lee
Mar 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My travel companion.
Greg
May 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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UPDATE review :
I found myself yesterday in 2 discussions here on goodreads. The first involved the importance of plot in the written word (crime fiction) and the second involved the absence of concrete actions and concrete realities in writing in general, specifically contemporary fiction novels. We all read for various reasons (some of us read cereal box contents at breakfast, for example, to avoid conversation in the rest of the room or to just read something, anything, cause we MUST rea
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Jocelyn
Jan 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Robert Frost Selected Poems is a Collection of Robert Frost's work.

Some of my Favorite works include, Home Burial, The Death of the Hired Man, The Line Gang, The Axe Helve, and The Black Cottage.

I enjoyed these five works the most because it shows how people (in my opinion) think and talk to each other.

I think that The Death of the Hired Man is probably my favorite because it goes to show you how some people are stuck in their ways and even when they are offered better, they take the route th
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Branwen *of House Targaryen*
"One of my wishes is that those dark trees,
So old and firm they scarcely show the breeze,
Were not, as it were, the merest mask of gloom,
But stretched away unto the edge of doom.

I do not see why I should ever turn back,
Or those should not set forth upon my track
To overtake me, who should miss me here
And long to know if still I held them dear.

They would not find me changed from him they knew-
Only more sure of all I thought was true."

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Leah
Feb 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
Robert Frost used the rhythm of actual speech in a masterful way. The cadence of his writing is very pleasing, almost like music. I did have to read a few of his poems more than once to understand them. It was almost like a puzzle, and if I read it at just the right pace with just the right concentration (not too much and not too little) the meaning would suddenly be unlocked. His poems are truly beautiful in their simplicity. I found that I preferred the ones that didn't have dialogue between t ...more
Sam Kuntz
Jan 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Robert Frost: Selected Poems has many long poems and short ones but my favorites were as follows.
Mending Wall because it tells how two neighbors build a wall and fix it in the springtime, and how they mend themselves well mending the wall.
The Oven Bird because how the oven bird tells you when fall is coming.
The poem that I liked the most is The Fear because it builds up suspense and then at the end of the poem it leaves you to imagine what happens.
All the types of poems make you feel a certa
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Missey Wilhelm
May 15, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A time to talk.
When a friend calls to me from the road
And slows his horse to a meaning walk,
I don't stand still and look around
On all the hills I haven't hoed,
And a shout from where I am, What is it?
No, not as there is a time to talk.
I thrust my hoe in the mellow ground,
Blade-end up and five feet tall,
And plod: I go up to the stone wall
For a friendly visit.

What's not to love about a poem or this poet?
Shilo
Apr 01, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
There were a couple good poems, mostly the ones we all know and love. Overall the only reason I would even consider keeping this book on my shelf is because the cover is so beautiful, but that is not enough for it to take up permanent residence on my bookcase. Sorry Robert Frost, but you were just so-so for me.
Tobey Brock
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I chose this book for one reason....it has my favorite poem of all time in it: "The Road Not Taken" which has been with me ever since my high school graduation. This poem was put to music and the choir (which I was in at the time) performed the song for the graduation back in 1979. Many other awesome poems in this book as well.
Evelyn
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
I found this hardcover book at Barnes and Noble. The price was very reasonable. The reason I bought it is for the beautiful woodcut art prints throughout the book. They are black and white or sepia and white and absolutely unbelievable. I've been a fan of Robert Frost since high school, but it was so enjoyable to read many of his poems again with such wonderful artwork to complement it.
Washington Vieira
Mar 05, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
"A whole generation influenced and moved by a "Boy's will".
He has a true juvenile dialogue with his readers.On Greece he shows a remarkable knowledge of History;but my favorite is "The road not taken "a philosophical poetry about the choices we made in our lives".
Volkert
May 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
A book originally purchased for an English class in high school, after years of on and off reading, I finally finished it. It was like mining for gold, it was worth all the work to glean some beautiful nuggets.
Margo
Dec 19, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was kinda bored but I loved "fire and ice"
Btw this wasn't my exact edition, mine is a bit shorter, but this was the closest.
Katrina
Jan 23, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished-2016
A collection of Robert Frosts' poetry. I enjoy his point of view and delivery.
Alyssa
Jul 28, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
6 books down 1 to go.

Since this is a collection there were some I liked and some I didn't. really wish there was the one that ends in "and miles to go before I sleep" but sadly twas not included.
Gracebbcs
Mar 15, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
his poems are very down-to-earth yet very profound at the same time.
I like his sense of humor and wisdom.
Jennie
Jan 27, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Poetry is not really my thing but I much more prefer Poe over this very nature based stuff. Fire & Ice is still my favorite of Frost's though.
Sienna
Oct 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was a great book filled with emotion! Many of the poems made me think about the choices in life more and made me want to keep rereading it. I recommend this book to anyone that loves poetry.
Bernie Gourley
Dec 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: poetry readers.
This is a collection of collections. It gathers the first three of Robert Frost’s books into one volume. “A Boy’s Will,” “North of Boston,” and “Mountain Interval” are all part of Frost’s early work and they came out in a relatively short span: 1913, 1914, and 1916, respectively. However, one can see definite shifts in the nature of the poems across these collections. The poems of the first collection feature many shorter poems that are rhymed and metered. The middle poems are longer, are largel ...more
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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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