An Insight on Robert Frost's Life

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“In three words, I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on” (Frost). These are the words of Robert Frost who was born on March 26, 1874. He was raised by his mother alone since his father died from tuberculosis when Frost was just at the age of eleven. He wrote extravagant poetry as he went through many road blocks during his journey in England. His poetry is read by millions of people all across the world inspired by his in-depth meaning of life through nature. His role in the arts of literature remains well-known not only in American writing, but in different countries as well, as it is analyzed for the difference in structure. Robert Frost is a well-known poet who made a tremendous impression in American literature by overcoming his many hardships, writing various famous works of poetry, and inspiring many modern-day poets.
Initially, Robert Frost went through numerous challenges throughout his life. Not only was he raised by a single mother, he was also faced with an agonizing death of his daughter Marjorie. In addition to the death of his third daughter, the Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of American Literature notes that “In the 1930s, Frost suffered the painful death of another daughter” (570). Adding to the death of two of his daughters, he also had two of his sons die. One son, Carol, took his own life. Frost was diagnosed with pneumonia at the age of 32 and almost died as well. Frost also suffered from an emotional crisis for periods of time in his life. Frost and many members of his family battled the serious medical disease of depression. Frost was forced to put his sister and one of his daughters into mental institutions due to depression, and his sister later died in the institution. The death of Fro...

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