After four years he had a third collection published, was elected to the National Institute of Arts and Letters, was named Phi Beta Kappa Poet at Harvard, was hired as a professor by Amherst College, and was awarded the first of his forty-four honorary degrees, by Amherst. By the 20th century, Robert Frost became one of the most famous American writers. One of his most popular poems, “The Road Not Taken”, was written in the ye... ... middle of paper ... ... Paths often unfold themselves as they are traveled and most individuals do not realize their journey's end until they arrive at it. Even though one road was to some extent less traveled than the other, they were truly “about the same.” The roads are the same.
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.
"He graduated in 1892, sharing valedictorian honors with Elinor White, to whom he became engaged." Frost then went onto Dartmouth College, he ended up dropping out of school after one semester. "He instead pursued a variety of jobs, including teaching at his mothers private school and working in a textile mill. In 1894 he published a few poems in The Independent and began corresponding with its literary editor." (Bloom p.12) In December 1895 he married Elinor.
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.
Frost’s father, who named the boy after his idle Robert E. Lee, met his wife in Pennsylvania while they were both teaching at Bucknell Academy. William Prescott Frost Jr. and his wife Isabelle Moodie married and moved to San Francisco where Robert was born. William Frost was a Harvard graduate and was the city editor for the San Francisco Daily Evening Post. Frost’s family moved a good amount and his father, who had serious drinking problems, died of tuberculosis in 1885 and left his mother and younger sister with very little money after burial expenses. The Frost’s returned east to live with the paternal grandparents, but soon moved to Amherst, New Hampshire to stay with his great-aunt.
Over his life, he has earned four Pulitzer prizes of poetry y in the years 1924, 1931, 1937, and 1943. From the encyclopedia World Book F 7, on page five hundred and forty-two, it inscribes: “In 1960, Frost earned a gold medal from congress in recognition of his poetry.” Frost also recited a poem to John Fitzgerald Kennedy during his inauguration. Frost had many notable life events, some of which is when he created his first poem, or when he moved to England in 1912. A poem in Mountain Interval... ... middle of paper ... ...d hundreds of poems, and is one of the most celebrated poets in the United States. He had many ups and downs in his life, including his poet recitation to John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
He graduated in three years from high school at the head of his class. After high school he attended Dartmouth and Harvard but ended up not finishing at either due to personal problems (Newdick). He was destined to be a teacher. Frost after not making it in college, went to teach at his mother's school in Salem, New Hampshire. In 1912 he went to England to be with his family, and in his publication of North of Boston, in 1914, he was finally hailed as the great artist that he truly was.
In 1900 Frost was diagnosed with tuberculosis and moved his poultry farm to Derry, New Hampshire. Within two years, his son and his daughter died. In 1912, after failing in farming and suffering anxiety from none of his work being published, Frost and his family moved to a farm in England where he began to write more seriously. Here, he met and was influenced by British poets like Edward Thomas, Rupert Brooke, and Ezra Pound. Frost returned to the United States after finishing two full-length collections in 1915 just as World War I began.
Robert Frost Robert Frost (1874-1963) was one of the finest of rural New England's 20th century pastoral poets. Frost published his first books in Great Britain in the 1910s, but he soon became in his own country the most read and constantly anthologized poet. Frost was awarded the Pulitzer Prize four times. Robert Frost was born in San Francisco, California on March 26, 1874. His father, a journalist and local politician, died when Frost was eleven years old.
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.