Biography of Robert Frost Essay

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Biography of Robert Frost
On March 26, 1874 Robert Frost is born in San Francisco, California to father William Prescott Frost Jr. and mother Isabelle Moodie. After the death of his father in 1885, the family moved to Lawrence, Massachusetts, Robert graduated from Lawrence High School in 1892 where he published his first poem. He attended Dartmouth college for only two months, he returned home to help his mother teach and to find work with various jobs. After selling his first poem “My Butterfly” in 1894 for fifth teen dollars, equivalent to three hundred dollars in today’s money, he proposed to Elinor Miriam White but, she said she wanted to wait till she finished college at St. Lawrence University, they married in Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1895. From 1897 to 1899 Frost attended Harvard University until he withdrew due to illness. He created some of his most famous poem while working on the farm for nine years that his grandfather bought for him and Elinor in Derry, New Hampshire. Sadly the farm did not work out and so he went to work as a English teacher in New Hampshire from 1906 to 1911. In 1912 he and his family sailed to Great Britain settling in a small town outside of London where he met or befriended many contemporary poets. A year after arriving in Britain, Frost published his first book of poetry “A Boy’s Will” and then a year after that he published his second book of poetry “North of Boston.” At the begging of the first World War Frost and his family…