Robert Frost’s Life Experiences Explored in Mending Wall, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, and The Road Not Taken

Robert Frost’s Life Experiences Explored in Mending Wall, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, and The Road Not Taken

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Robert Frost had a long, well lived life. Frost was born in San Francisco, California in the year 1874. Frost was and still is one of the most famous American poets to live. Frost lived in San Francisco until his father died in 1885. Him and his mother then left to Lawrence, Massachusetts. Frost then graduated high school at Lawrence High School in 1892. Frost graduated at class valedictorian. Following graduating at high school, Frost went to Dartmouth and Harvard, both ivy-league schools. He married his high school sweetheart Elinor Miriam White in 1895. After marrying her, they moved out to New Hampshire where he had six children. Frost moved out to try farming. Frost began chicken farming and published ten short stories and sketches in two poultry magazines. While farming his family lived on the edge of poverty. He was determined to become a widely published poet. Unfortunately, Frost could not find a large audience for his poems. His poems were too radical for the U.S. publishers in the early 1900s. Having no luck in America, Frost moved to England. Within a few months he found a publisher to publish his first book of poems, “A Boys Will” and “North of Boston.” (Thompson)
The three years Robert Frost spent in England were the most momentous years for his career. While in London he made important contacts to advance further in his career, such as Erza Pound, who introduced him to the London literary circles. From that circle, he quickly made friends with the Georgian poets. However, Frost’s strongest friendship was with Edward Thomas, a Welsh-born poet. Frost and Thomas both had the same poetry style. In 1914, the start of World War I, Frost and his family moved back to America. From the popularity of hi...


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