Robert Frost: Biography and Review Robert Lee Frost, b. San Francisco, Mar. 26, 1874 d. Boston, Jan. 29, 1963, was one of the leading poets of the 20th-century and a four time winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Frost was a poet often associated with rural New England, although his poems could be felt and related to in any region of the world. Thought his younger days may have not been filled with other children having fun and such, Frost made the best of what he enjoyed. At the young age of only eleven Frost’s father passed away.
Robert Frost Robert frost was born March 26, 1874, in San Francisco California where he lived the first eleven years of his life. After his father died he moved with his sister and mother to Eastern Massachusetts near his grandparents. He started writing his first poems while he was in high school at Lawrence, where he also graduated as Valedictorian. Frost went to Dartmouth college in 1892. After college in 1895 he married to a wonderful woman by the name Elinor Miriam White.
Robert Frost’s contemporary poem “Out, Out-“ is a dramatic narrative. The author’s tone is poignant about the boy’s poor fortune and disappointed in the reaction of the people who witnessed the accident. The poet is genuinely sorry for the boy and feels remorseful about loosing a young life to the strained maturity of child labor. Frost expresses this deep sorrow when he writes “Call it a day, I wish they might have said” since that would have prevented the boy’s death. The themes illustrated in this poem are the uncertainty and unpredictability of life; how people, children even, with such bright futures ahead of them are suddenly wiped out, their souls disappear into the wind and their memory is soon forgotten.
Robert Frost was born on March 26, 1874 in San Francisco. His father was William Frost, a Harvard graduate who was on his way westward when he stopped to teach at Bucknell Academy in Pennsylvania for extra money. His mother, Isabelle Moodie began teaching math at Bucknell while William was there, and they got married and moved to San Francisco. They were constantly changing houses, and William went from job to job as a journalist. About a year after moving to San Francisco, they had Robert.
He’s old enough to work in the mills but not old enough to die because of them. Frost wrote the last lines of the poem well, describing the dying and as the boy does die his words become more detached. He used “So” and “No more to build on there.”, once the boy died Frost had no words to eloquently describe the boy’s death because there was no beautiful way or meaning behind the death of a child and Frost was aware of that. As the boy dies the people are in disbelief but as the last line says “Were not the one dead, turned to their affairs.” Frost knew the sadness of the boy’s death and his innocence but, he also wrote of how life continues no matter how cold hearted and unfeeling it appears in the face of this death.
Discuss the Ways In Which Two Poems In The Anthology Explore The Effects Of Untimely Death When men went to war, there was every chance of them dying. But, their friends and family could never had prepared themselves for news of that person's death. Untimely death is a theme which is explored throughout the anthology in many ways, in particular, looking at the effects of the news of death upon loved ones. "The Seed-Merchant's Son" is a poem by Agnes Grozier Herbertson that conveys the bereavement that a man feels for his son who has died at war. This poem continuously emphasises the youth of the boy, which constantly reiterates the idea of untimely death, as the boy died before he could live a full life.
He also recites the poem " The Gift Outright" for the President JFK's inauguration. Finally on January 7, 1963 Robert Frost suffers from embolism and dies. His ashes remain on the Frost family plot in Old Bennington. Robert Frost became the most popular American poet of his time. He is recognized and remembered for all of his outrageous literary accomplishments.
Frost drains every bit of feeling he possibly can out of his poem. He makes the death of a little boy, whose candle burnt out much too quickly, seem uneventful to the people standing by, and there is no real sorrow behind the death of this innocent child. It’s almost as if Frost is saying “so what” if someone dies. Life, in “Out, Out --” has meaning only to the child who’s dying. It appears the other people in the poem have no emotion about the child’s death.
Robert Lee Frost was born in San Francisco on March 26, 1874 and died in Boston on January 29, 1963. Frost was considered to be one of America’s leading 20th century poets and a four-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize. He was an essentially pastoral poet who was often associated with rural New England. Frost wrote poems of a philosophical region. His poems were traditional but he often said as a dig at his archrival Carl Sandburg, that “he would soon play tennis without a net as write free verse.” Frost said this because he believed he was a pioneer of rhythm and meter and in the poetic use of vocabulary and inflections of everyday life and speech.
On March 26, 1874 a restless spirit of American poetry was born. Robert Frost was a San Francisco boy whose first poem, “My Butterfly”, was published in his high school newspaper. Robert Frost is one of the most respect poets because he held a unique and isolated position in American letters, He stood at the crossroads of the 19 and 20 century American poetry and Modernism, and He won four Nobel Prizes. Journalist William Prescott Frost (Robert Frost’s Father) died on May 5,1885 which caused his mother Isabelle Moodie to move her family to Lawrence, Massachusetts. Frost explained that, “A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.” (Frost).