Robert Frost's Life and Accomplishments

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“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” After a lifetime of ups and downs, Robert Frost said this quote. Most of his poems already shared his message, that life is not as easy as it may first appear to be. He used the simplicity of nature and vernacular speech to give his poems a casual mood, though underneath they display a much deeper meaning of life. These poems help to show people just some of the difficult things that will be faced in life, despite everything done to prevent them from happening. In particular, his poems “Nothing Gold Can Stay,” “Fire and Ice,” and “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening,” incorporate this meaning into them while on the surface, they seem like just simple poems about nature.
After a closer look into Frost’s life, it can be determined that he had a whirlwind of experiences, both positive and negative. Those experiences also influenced his poetry, and the deeper message that hides behind their seemingly simple lines. Robert Frost was born on March 26, 1874 to Isabelle and William Frost and grew up in the city of San Francisco. According to Bloom’s Literature Database, his life started out negatively with an unstable childhood due to his father’s actions, personality and tense relationship with his mother. His father died in 1888 from tuberculosis, and they moved to Lawrence, Massachusetts where his mother worked as a school teacher ( Fagan). Frost pushed past this sudden change, and went on to graduate high school as co valedictorian. The other, Elinor White, he later married and had six children with. For the most part, Frost tended to live on farms, where he was surrounded by nature. He wrote many poems while working various jobs, including some tea...

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