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Robert Frost

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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). Isabelle joined the Swedenborgian Church and had Frost baptized. After he left the church he enrolled into Dartmouth College for two months, long enough to be accepted into the Theta Delta Chi Fraternity. After being accepted he returned home to teach and to work at various jobs with his mother. However, Frost still didn’t enjoy these jobs and felt his true calling was poetry.
Robert Frost in search of a way to be a quintessentially, modern poet declares “The artist in me cries out for design” (Frost 15). Frost developed modern idioms and a sense of directness that reflect the imagism of traditional verse forms. He only uses rhyme eccentrically. Frost’s theory of poetic composition ties him to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Because of his accomplishments, He held a unique and isolated position in American letters. As he once proclaimed before “Freedom lies in being bold” (Brainy Quote). He makes this quote known in his actions. He sold his first poem, “My Butterfly” for $15. As a result of this accomplishment he prop...

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... position was a unique and isolated position. He took the world by surprise when he died with so many awards that weren’t given when he was alive. As I researched Robert Frost, he implanted a very inspirational motivation in me. I believe that now he is more recognized for his works of poetry. The two quotes by him that affected me in a positive manner were, “Freedom lies in being bold” and “Forgive me my nonsense, as I also forgive the nonsense of those that think they talk sense.” He informed that life is not only about what we see with our naked eye but what we don’t see. It’s about what we feel in our hearts, as well.

Works Cited

Hollander, John. “A Close Look at Robert Frost.” Poets.org. 25 march 2014.
Pritchard William “Poetry Landmark”. Poetry.org. 24 march 2014.
Frost, Carol. “Sincerity and Inventions”. The poetry foundation. 23 march 2014.
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