The Boston Globe obituary of Edward Lathem, the editor of Robert Frost's poetry, revived an old controversy. Lathem had standardized Frost's punctuation. He added a comma after dark in "The woods are lovely, dark, and deep." Critics of Lathem argued that the comma "turned the phrase into a list of three adjectives, rather than allowing the phrase 'dark and deep' to modify lovely." Either way, three adjectives or an adjective and two adverbs, it is a lovely line.