Monday, June 9, 2008

More on the Frost cabin poetry assignment

Even the New York Times notes the Robert Frost cabin poetry punishment assignment story.

Here's an interesting passage, glancing at life in our town:
One lesson was built around “The Road Not Taken,” Frost’s caution on the fateful choices that crop up in the dense woods of life. Harsher still was the choice of “Out, Out,” Frost’s account of a youth’s precious life spilling away in a sawmill accident amid the heedless glories of Vermont.

“They seemed shaken to their foundations,” said Mr. Parini, not that surprised.

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