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The Road Not Taken

The Road Not Taken


by Robert Frost

Analysis: Brain Snacks

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When Frost tried to submit poetry to The Atlantic Monthly in 1912, he was refused. (Source)

When Frost spoke at President Kennedy's inauguration, Kennedy was afraid that Frost would show him up. Turns out Frost, who had written a new poem for the occasion, couldn't see or hold the pages of his new poem on the sunny and windy day, and recited an old poem, "The Gift Outright," instead. Good thing he happened to have it memorized! (Source)

When Frost died, his family requested that people send not flowers, but money, so they could create a foundation for rewarding high school teachers. (Source)

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