Robert Frost Alec Jeske Block 6

Information Of Poet

Robert Frost was born on, March 26, 1874, in San Francisco, where his mother and father moved to. Frost spent his first forty years as an unknown. When Frost was eleven years old his dad died from tuberculosis. After his dad's death he moved in with his mother and sister. He became interested in reading and writing poetry during his high school years. In 1895, Frost married Elinor Miriam White, Whom he shared honors with in high school and who was a major inspiration for his poetry until her death in 1938. The couple moved to England in 1912, after they failed at farming in New Hampshire. Robert Frost holds a unique and almost isolated position in American letters. Frost died from complications from prostate surgery on January 29, 1963.

Description of poetry

Frost was a poet of traditional verse forms and metrics who stood alone and didn't want to be apart of the other acts. Frost often wrote about the dark times, he also wrote about happy and loving times. He was a perfectly modern poet in his learning to new language as it was actually spoken. Daniel Hoffman describes Frost poetry as “ the puritan ethic turned astonishingly lyrical and enabled to say out loud the sources of its own delight in the world,”. He became a celebrity, our nearly official poet laureate.Frost wrote many of his best poems on several levels of meaning. He describes a natural setting with beautiful seasonal imagery and he connects this to human beings. There is a literal meaning and there is a deeper more profound meaning. Frost often cautioned the reader, "Don't press the poem too hard." He said, "The real meaning is the most obvious meaning." He was not a poet of harm. He believed a good poem did not require notes. Frost is full of contradictions and he is hard to keep on one topic. Just when you think you have a poem or the poet figured out, he corrects you. Don't think you're going to get any answers out of Robert Frost. This is his great charm.

Influence on there writing

In 1895, Frost married Elinor Miriam White, whom he’d shared valedictorian honors with in high school and who was a major inspiration for his poetry until her death in 1938. The couple moved to England in 1912, after they tried and failed at farming in New Hampshire. It was abroad that Frost met and was influenced by such contemporary British poets as Edward Thomas, Rupert Brooke, and Robert Graves. While in England, Frost also established a friendship with the poet Ezra Pound, who helped to promote and publish his work.

Frost, Robert. " The worlds Poetry Archive ." 2004,

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