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Critical Decisions In Crucial Times Poetry perceives the irrational mysteries and subtle truths through rational words Although it is not true to assume that poetry always emanates its messages from the arcane land of mysteries but it is pretty safe to conjecture that poetry is one of the means most often utilized to virtually ground the invisible and get into the inscrutable When I started prepping up for this assignment I read several poems by different poets But hardly anything talked to my heart At last I recalled I had read The Vanishing Red by Robert L Frost years back in High School and had liked it quite a bit To put it in a nutshell after spending long hours in the library reading Frosts poems -- which was not an easy task since Frost has been such a prolific poet - I decided to write about The Road Not Taken Robert Lee Frost The poet whose poem Ill shortly comment upon was born on March 26 1874 in San Francisco California After his fathers death in 1885 he moved to New England and settled in rural Lawrence Massachusetts Young Frost experimented with poetry in his early years at High School He did so as well in Dartmouth College and Harvard University which he attended for a brief time Later from 1885 to 1912 as Harold Bloom a literary critic and a professor of humanities at the University of Yale writes Frost took up poultry farming teaching and writing poetry often at night at the kitchen table 13 Only after moving to England in 1912 Frost kicked off his literary career after publishing A Boys Will who got a positive review by Ezra pound the influential modernist writer of the time Potter 16 In 1916 Frost publishes his new book Mountain Interval a set of poems starting with The Road Not Taken Bloom writes in his book that the title Mountain Interval
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