Robert Frost

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Early Childhood

Robert Frost was born in San Francisco on March 26, 1874. He moved to New England at the age of eleven and became interested in reading and writing poetry during his high school years in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Image Courtesy: www.hrsbstaff.ednet.ns.ca

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Early Childhood
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College

He was enrolled at Dartmouth College in 1892, and later at Harvard, though he never earned a formal degree. Image Courtesy: www.cdn.stateuniversity.com

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College
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Finding the right job

Frost drifted through a string of occupations after leaving school, working as a teacher, cobbler, and editor of the Lawrence Sentinel. Image Courtesy: www.cache.boston.com

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Finding the right job
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1st professional poem

His first professional poem, "My Butterfly," was published on November 8, 1894, in the New York newspaper The Independent. Image Courtesy: www.1.bp.blogspot.com

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Marriage

In 1895, Frost married Elinor Miriam White. His wife Elinor Miriam White was a major inspiration in his poetry until her death in 1938. Image Courtesy: www.frostfriends.org

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Marriage
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Influence of great poets

The couple moved to England in 1912. It was abroad that Frost met and was influenced by such contemporary British poets as Edward Thomas, Rupert Brooke, and Robert Graves. It was poet Ezra Pound, who helped to promote and publish his work. Image Courtesy: www.armedwithvisions.com

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Rise in fame

Robert Frost returned to the United States in 1915. By then he had published two full-length collections, A Boy's Will and North of Boston, and his reputation was established. Image Courtesy: www.images.borders.com.au

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Fame & honor

By the nineteen-twenties, he was the most celebrated poet in America, and with each new book his fame and honors (including four Pulitzer Prizes) increased. Image Courtesy: www.mediabistro.com

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Words of praise

About Frost, President John F. Kennedy said, "He has bequeathed his nation a body of imperishable verse from which Americans will forever gain joy and understanding". Image Courtesy: www.photos.northofboston.com.jpg

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Final days

Robert Frost lived and taught for many years in Massachusetts and Vermont, and died in Boston on January 29, 1963. Image Courtesy: www.2.bp.blogspot.com

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Poems

Some of Robert Frost's famous poems were The Road Not Taken, My Butterfly, It Bids Pretty Fair, Out taught , Mending Wall, Now Close The Window, October, Putting In The Seed, The Pasture, Fire And Ice, Not To Keep, The Lockless Door and Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening.

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Poems
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