Believe it or not, Ba! Ba! Black Sheep was one of several working titles Margaret Mitchell used for her most famous novel, Gone With the Wind. She also considered the titles Tote the Weary Load, Bugles Sang True, Not In Our Stars, and Tomorrow is Another Day before finally settling on a phrase that she had used in the critical scene where Scarlett returns to Tara and asks, "Was Tara still standing? Or was Tara also gone with the wind which had swept through Georgia?"
Set in the distant future in which noble houses, in control of individual planets, owe allegiance to the Padishah Emperor, Dune tells the story of young Paul Atreides, whose noble family accepts the stewardship of the desert planet Arrakis.
In The Tempest, Prospero is the rightful Duke of Milan, whose usurping brother, Antonio, put him and his three-year-old daughter to sea on "a rotten carcass of a butt." Prospero and Miranda find themselves stranded on a small island, and Prospero learns sorcery from his books in order to help them survive.
Robert Frost finished his famous poem "The Road Not Taken" with the following lines: I shall be telling this with a sigh / Somewhere ages and ages hence: / Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-- / I took the one less traveled by, / And that has made all the difference.