He graduated as valedictorian in High School in 1892 and attended Dartmouth College, but quit shortly after he started. Two years later he sold his first work "My Butterfly: An Elegy" and later that year he married Elinor White. He attempted school again at Harvard but left before getting his degree. The next 10 years he wrote poems and worked small jobs throughout New Hampshire. In 1912 he moved his wife and four kids to England to work on poetry full time.
From 1897 to 1899 he attended Harvard College as a special student but left before he acquired his degree. For the next ten years he wrote poems, operated a farm in Derry, New Hampshire, and taught at Derry’s Pinkerton Academy. In 1912 he sold his farm and moved to England where he could work on his writings full time. He was an instant success! “A Boy’s Will” was accepted by a London Publisher and a year later so was “North of Boston”.
His father, a journalist and local politician, died when Frost was eleven years old. His Scottish mother resumed her career as a schoolteacher to support her family. The family lived in Lawrence, Massachusetts, with Frost's paternal grandfather. In 1892 Frost graduated from a high school and attended Dartmouth College for a few months. Over the next ten years he held a number of jobs.
From 1897 to 1899 he attended Harvard College as a special student, but left without a degree. Over the next ten years he wrote (but rarely published) poems, operated a farm in Derry, New Hampshire (purchased for him by his grandfather), and supplemented his income by teaching. In 1912 he sold the farm and used the proceeds to take his family to England, where he could devote himself entirely to writing. His efforts to establish himself and his work were almost immediately successful. A Boy's Will was accepted by a London publisher and brought out in 1913, followed a year later by North of Boston.
Pulitzer Prize winner, United States Poet Laureate, and Congressional Gold Medalist- all accomplishments and awards won by the legendary twentieth century poet, Robert Frost. Born on March 26, 1874 he was raised in San Francisco where he lived with William Prescott Frost (father), Isabelle Moodie (mother), and Jeanie (sister). William Prescott was a journalist, teacher, and editor until he died of tuberculosis when Frost was only eleven years old. Following his father’s death, Frost, his mother and his sister moved to Lawrence, Massachusetts where he showed great interest in reading, writing, and science. Although he never earned a formal college degree, he attended both Dartmouth College and Harvard University shortly before marrying his high sweetheart Elinor White.
At the young age of only eleven Frost’s father passed away. Soon after his death the family left California to settle in Massachusetts. As young Frost grew-up he attended high school in that state, later would enter Dartmouth College, but would remain there less that one semester. Later he returned to Massachusetts where he would be a school teacher along with two other jobs he held as a mill worker and a newspaper reporter. Then in 1895 Frost married Elinor White whom he had been co-valedictorians with in high school.
On May 5, 1885 Frost's father dies of tuberculosis. The family moved to Lawrence, Massachusetts to live with grandparents. In the following year the family moved again, this time to Salem Depot, New Hampshire. Frost's mother began teaching and Robert and Jeanie enter the fifth grade. During 1888 and 1889, Robert Lee Frost graduated one year ahead of the rest of his class from Lawrence High School.
Robert Frost, was an American poet, son of William Prescott Frost, Jr., and Isabelle Moodie, was born on 26 March 1874 in San Francisco, California. His father was a journalist, and his mother was a Scottish schoolteacher, and when Frost was eleven his father died of tuberculosis, leaving Isabelle and Robert only eight dollars to support themselves. As a result, Isabelle and Robert moved in with his grandfather William Frost, Sr., in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Robert had a strong interest in poetry and writing, publishing his first poem in Lawrence High School’s student magazine. Frost studied for a brief stint at Dartmouth College and joined the Theta Delta Chi fraternity, before leaving to ultimately work as editor of the local newspaper.
His mother and father had just moved from Pennsylvania (“Biography of Robert Frost”). When his father died of tuberculosis in 1885, Robert moved to Lawrence, Massachusetts with his mother and little sister (“Robert Frost”). He became interested in poetry during his high school years in Lawrence (“Robert Frost”). Robert Frost got into Harvard, but was not able to attend because of a lack of money. He went to Dartmouth in 1892 and worked at a variety of teaching and jobs.
This poem brings the question of mortality to the reader's attention and shows that death has no age limit. It was powerful poems such as "Out, Out" that gave Robert Frost the reputation as one of America's leading 20th century poets. The four-time Pulitzer Prize winner was born in San Francisco on March 26, 1874 and died in Boston on January 29, 1963. "He was a pioneer in the interplay of rhythm and meter and in the poetic use of the vocabulary and inflections of everyday speech" (Robert Frost). His father died in 1885 when Robert was only eleven; this caused the family to uproot from California to move to Massachusetts.