From 11:00PM PDT on Friday, July 1 until 5:00AM PDT on Saturday, July 2, the Shmoop engineering elves will be making tweaks and improvements to the site. That means Shmoop will be unavailable for use during that time. Thanks for your patience!
We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
Design

Design

  

by Robert Frost

Design Resources

Websites

University of Illinois

As part of their series, the University of Illinois English Department has a collection of criticism on the poem, including an essay by poet Randall Jarrell.

Poets.org

The American Academy of Poets hosts a concise introduction to Robert Frost, many of his important poems, and a bibliography of his work.

Poetry Foundation

The folks of Poetry magazine have put together a biography site for Frost. You might want to check out the "Further Reading" section.

Heal-All Tell-All

Want to know more about a heal-all? Check out this website, which includes tons of close-up pictures of the flowers.

Video

Frost Reading "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"

Enjoy a video of Frost reciting one of his most famous poems, with an introduction from Garrison Keillor.

Animated Interpretation

This is a pretty creepy computer animation interpretation of the poem done by a student at Ithaca College.

Audio

"Design"

Here's a reading of the poem produced by LibriVox.

Another Interpretation

This one's by someone named Cammy Thomas.

Articles and Interviews

Frost's Inaugural Poem for JFK

Frost famously wrote a poem for JFK's inauguration, but was unable to read it, so he ended up reciting "The Gift Outright." Read about it and hear the poem here.

"The Figure a Poem Makes"

Written by Frost, this is one of the most famous and interesting essays on poetry in American history. Check it out.

Books

Robert Frost

The Library of America Edition contains the most accurate text, excellent footnotes, and critical essays about Frost.

Robert Frost: A Life

Jay Parini's biography is the work of over two decades of research, including personal interviews with those closest to Frost.

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...

Advertisement