Robert Frost, a highly renowned poet of the twentieth century, transcribed many poems, and is regarded as the most influential poet of the American literary world. Frost’s childhood was quite dynamic. At age eleven, in 1885, Frost’s father perished from tuberculosis, and soon after, the family moved to Massachusetts. In the past, Frost played a lot of basketball and gallivanting with friends. Frost went to Dartmouth College after high school; however it was short-lived because he dropped out in less than a semester.
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).
Robert Frost: Biography and Review Robert Lee Frost, b. San Francisco, Mar. 26, 1874 d. Boston, Jan. 29, 1963, was one of the leading poets of the 20th-century and a four time winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Frost was a poet often associated with rural New England, although his poems could be felt and related to in any region of the world. Thought his younger days may have not been filled with other children having fun and such, Frost made the best of what he enjoyed. At the young age of only eleven Frost’s father passed away.
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.
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.
They also have hidden meanings which I will hope to find later in this essay. Robert frost (the writer of an old mans winter night) is one of the most popular poets of his time, his poetry spoke the language of the common man and sometimes projected powerful messages but deep down there are hidden meanings hid deeper in the text. He wrote poems that seemed to go beyond the range of any region, which lade him to be the four time winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Frost was born in 1874 in San Francisco but 11 years later his father died and he and his family moved to Massachusetts where he attended Lawrence high school. He had writing experiences earlier in his life; he was a teacher and a newspaper reporter.
The Road Not Taken and Neither Out Far Nor in Deep by Robert Frost Robert Lee Frost is an American poet who is known for his verse concerning nature and New England life. He was born in San Francisco in 1874. When his father died in 1885, his mother moved the family to Lawrence, Massachusetts. Frost attended college sporadically after graduating high school and made a living by working as a bobbin boy in a wool mill, a shoemaker, a country schoolteacher, editor of a rural newspaper, and a farmer. He also wrote poetry but had little success in having his poems published until, in 1912, when his family moved to England.
Robert graduates as class poet and co-valedictorian from Lawrence High School in Massachusetts. He then attends Dartmouth University for a semester but drops out to take classes at Harvard University but does not get a degree (Kerly). After reading Robert's poem's, one may see his writing style as being far from simple, his literature being full of symbolic meanings, a great deal of imagery, and unique writing patterns that many easily understand and relate to. As a result, he receives many awards. Several of his books of verse won a Pulitzer Prize: New Hampshire: A Poem With Notes and Grace Notes; A Further Range; A Witness Tree; and Collected Poems.
From 1897 to 1899, he attended Harvard College as a special student but left without a degree. In 1912, at the age of 38, 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. Favorable reviews on both sides of the Atlantic resulted in American publication of the books by Henry Holt and Company, Frost’s primary American publisher, and in the establishing of Frost’s transatlantic reputation.
From 1897 to 1899 Frost studied at Harvard, but left without receiving a degree. He moved to Derry, New Hampshire, working there as a cobbler, farmer, and teacher at Pinkerton Academy and at the state normal school in Plymouth. In 1912 Frost sold his farm and took his wife and four young children to England. There he published his first collection of poems, “A Boy’s Will” (1913) followed by “North Boston” (1914), which gained international reputation. The collection contains some of Frost's best-known poems: "Mending Wall," "The Death of the Hired Man," "Home Burial," "After Apple-Picking," and "The Wood-Pile."