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    Robert Frost - The Road Not Taken

The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost (1874-1963) stands as one of the greatest poems of the twentieth century. First published in 1916 in his collection Mountain Interval, the work is often misremembered as The Road Not Traveled and is perhaps the most famous example of Frost's own claims to conscious irony.

As to the question whether its interpretation should be literal or ironic, Frost replied: "It was my rather private jest at the expense of those who might think I would yet live to be sorry for the way I had taken in life."

Music composed by Chris Antblad

Robert Frost
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