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August 1, 2013

Robert Frost’s “Road Not Taken”

Robert Frost    (1874 - 1963)

Robert Frost
(1874 – 1963)

By Steve King

On this day in 1915 Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” was first published in the Atlantic Monthly. This was just as Frost had returned to America from England, to farm and become famous: “There is room for only one person at the top of the steeple,” he would say, “and I always meant that person to be me.” Later misfortunes would make him feel punished and sorry for his choice.

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