The life of Robert Frost
Robert Frost was born on March 26, 1874 in San Francisco, California. His parents William Prescott Jr. and his mother Isabelle Moodie recently moved there after getting married in Pennsylvania. His father unfortunately died from tuberculosis when he was only 11 years old. His mom then decided to move to Lawrence, Massachusetts with his younger sister. He became fascinated in reading and writing poetry in his high school years. After high school he enrolled at Dartmouth College and then later on at Harvard University. Frost never earned a college degree though. He certainly had many occupations, working as a teacher, cobbler, and an editor of Lawrence Sentinel. His first ever published poem was "My Butterfly" which was published in a New York newspaper called The Dependent. Frost married Elinor Miriam White and they moved to New England in 1912. She was a major inspiration for his poetry until she also unfortunately passed away in 1938. He was also very influenced when he met by British poets such as Edward Thomas, Rupert Brooke, and Robert Graves. He also formed a relationship with poet Ezra Pound who also promote and publish his work. His work is linked with the life and landscape of New England. He also talk about New Hampshire as well, stating that it was one of the best states in the Union back then. Later on in his life he mostly wrote about him being respected and well known in life. Frost always wrote in his own way, never trying new things. He mainly used traditional techniques to describe the world as how he sees it, often in a lot of great detail. Robert Frost won nine awards/prizes in total. Four of them being the Pulitzer prize. The others were called "American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Poetry" in 1939. "United States Poet Laureate" in 1958. "Robert Frost Medal" in 1941. "Congressional Gold Medal" in 1960 and "Bollingen Prize" in 1963. He lived and taught for many years in Vermont and Massachusetts but passed away in Boston on January 29, 1963.
Robert Frost March 26, 1874- January 29, 1963