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.
Robert Lee Frost (born in San Francisco, March 26, 1874 and died in Boston, January 29, 1963) was one of America's leading 20th-century poets and a four-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Although his verse forms are traditional, he was a pioneer in the interplay of rhythm and meter and in the poetic use of the vocabulary and inflections of everyday speech. His poetry is thus both traditional and experimental. After Frost’s father died in 1885, the family left California and settled in Massachusetts. From 1897 to 1899 he attended Harvard College as a special student, but left without a degree.
During 1888 and 1889, Robert Lee Frost graduated one year ahead of the rest of his class from Lawrence High School. As Frost lived on with his life, he was able to accomplish many literary works and also had to overcome the many deaths of his own family. Frosts first poem " La Noche Triste" was published in 1890. He later passes examinations to enter Harvard College but because of expenses, he had to go to Dartmouth College. In the fall of... ... middle of paper ... ... heart failure in Florida.
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).
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Robert Frost is a very well known poet from the 1920s and is one of the most famous in American history. Frost had a life full of adventure and love which is the root to some of his poems and what he believes in. Robert Frost is writer who’s modern like poems are inspirational and make you contemplate and wonder about life his home life, the world around him, and his own personal feelings that are bases for his amazing poetry. Robert Frost was born on March 26, 1874 in San Francisco California to Isabelle Moodie and William Prescott Frost Jr. When Robert was eleven years old his father died from tuberculosis and his mom including his mother and his sister Jeanie who nine moved to Lawrence Massachusetts where his father was originally from.
He received aid from poets suck as Edward Thomas and Rupert Brooke, and published his first two volumes of poetry, A Boy's Will in 1913, and North of Boston in 1914. These works were well received not only in England, but also in America. Frost returned to America in 1915 and continued writing his poetry. He produced many volumes of poetry, among which are Mountain Interval (1916), West-Running Brook (1928), A Further Range (1936), A Masque of Reason (1945), and In the Clearing (1962). Frost received the Pulitzer Prize for poetry four times (1924, 1931, 1937, 1943) and became the first poet to read a poem at the presidential inauguration of John F. Kennedy.