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For book number seven I decided to venture into unknown territory– poetry. I do not read a lot of poetry. The poetry I do read is generally of the epic variety (Homer, Milton, Dante). I now find myself teaching tenth grade English, and the first unit I am required to cover is poetry. With that in mind, I decided to read A Boy’s Will by Robert Frost. The only Frost that I had previously read was the poem “The Road Not Taken”. I was very pleasantly surprised by A Boy’s Will. Frost’s poetry is rustic and manly, with the added advantage of actually making sense. A Boy’s Will was his first collection, published in 1915, and reveals a young man seeking his future by firmly establishing his roots. If you are from rural America, Frost is the poet for you. I particularly liked “The Tuft of Flowers”. I look forward to reading more Frost in the near future.