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The Road Not Taken

The poem “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost was first published in 1916.  In the poem the narrator must choose between different paths in the woods.  The different paths spoken of in the poem symbolize the choices a person must make in life.

LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms

  • Robert Frost
  • Robert Frost Criticism and Interpretation

Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  • PS3511 .R94

Circulating Books – A Selected List

  • Bloom, Harold (ed.). Robert Frost. 1986.

                      Call Number:  PS3511 .R94 Z9158

  • Frost, Robert. Collected Poems, Prose & Plays. 1995

                       Call Number:  PS3511 .R94 A6 1995

  • Pritchard, William H. Frost:  A Literary Life Reconsidered. 1984

                      Call Number:  PS3511 .R94 Z89 1984

  • Wilcox, Earl J. Roads Not Taken:  Rereading Robert Frost. 2000.

                     Call Number:  PS3511 .R94 Z9156 2000

Reference Materials

  • Contemporary Literary Criticism Call Number:  REF PN771 .C59

o   Vol. 10, pg. 193

o   Vol. 13, pg. 230

o   Vol. 15, pg. 248

o   Vol. 26, pg. 116-17, 121, 123, 128

o   Vol. 34, pg. 407, 474

  • Masterplots II:  Poetry Series (Revised Edition)Call Number:  REF PN1110.5 .M37 2002

o   Vol. 6, pg. 3244    

  • Poetry CriticismCall Number:  REF PN1010 .P6

o   Vol. 1, pg. 202, 205, 213, 221, 230

  • Poetry for StudentsCall Number:  REF PN1112 .P752

o   Vol. 2, pg. 194-204

  • The Robert Frost Encyclopedia. 2001 - Call Number:  REF PS3511 .R94 Z459 2001

o   Pg. 305-306

Research Databases

To access Valencia’s research databases, open your Atlas account, select ‘Search the Library’, then select ‘Databases A-Z’.

  • Academic Search Complete
  • Literature Resources from Gale

This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check LINCCWeb, Valencia East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.

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