Frost’s life was full of tragedies, yet he was still able to become an accomplished poet. According to Poets.org, Robert Lee Frost was born on March 26, 1874 in San Francisco. When he was only 11 years old, Frost’s dad, William Prescott Frost, Jr, passed away. The death of his father caused his mother, Isabelle Moodie, to move her family to Massachusetts. Frost became interested in poetry in high school. His first published poem was “My Butterfly.” This poem was published in 1894 in a New York newspaper called The Independent (Poets.org).
The Famous People website states that Frost married Elinor White in 1895, after refusing his proposal a year earlier because she wanted to finish college. The couple had six children, but sadly, most of them passed away. Their first son, Eliot, passed away because of cholera, and their second son, Carol, committed suicide. One of their daughters, Marjorie, got “puerperal fever after childbirth” and passed away. The last child was a daughter named Elinor, who sadly died three days after ...
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