Robert Frost

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Robert Frost was born on March 26, 1874. His parents were Isabel Moodie and William Prescott Frost, Jr (Bio).His father was a drinker and a gambler, which upset the whole family. On June 25, 1876, Robert's sister Jeannie was born (Bio). In 1879, Frost entered kindergarten however, came home because of nervous stomach pain and did not return afterward. The next year, he tried going to the first grade, but dropped out again. The same thing happened the next year after that. He was home schooled.

In 1885 his father died (Bio). He died of tuberculosis on May 5, leaving his family with only $8.00 after all his expenses were paid. After his death, the family moved to Lawrence, Massachusetts to live with their grandparents. While his younger sister was entering fourth grade, he got tested and entered third grade. The next year, the family moved to Salem Depot, New Hampshire, where his mom started teaching fifth through eighth grade (Bio).

In 1888, he passed the entrance exam so that he could enter Lawrence High School. The next year, he finished at the top of his class. After that year, he started really getting into poetry. His first published poem was "La Noche Triste," in the Lawrence High School Bulletin. The next month, "The Song of the Wave" was published (Bio). In 1891, Frost passed the entrance exams to get into Harvard. When he was there, he met and fell in love with Elinor Miriam White. The next year he became engaged to her.

Since he had to depend on his grandparents for money, he entered Dartmouth College because it was cheaper. That December, he left college because he was bored with it and wanted something to do. In 1893, he taught a rowdy eighth grade glass for a couple of weeks (Bio). Then he tried to convince Elinor to marry him before he went to

St. Lawrence University in New York, but she said no. Through the rest of the 1890's, Frost worked as a teacher, farmer, and an editor.

In 1912, Frost moved to England for a while. Everyone liked his poetry and that was where he started to get famous. He met some other famous poets there, like William Butler Yeats and Ezra Pound (Bio). When Frost returned to the United States from England, he started to receive many awards. One of his proudest achievements was when he got to recite his work at John F.

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