By: Reagan Klehr
Biography of Robert Frost
Robert Frost was born in San Francisco, California on March 26, 1874. Twelve years after he was born, he moved to Lawrence, Massachusetts with his family shortly after his dad died. He moved in with his grandparents. He then attended Lawrence High School and was valedictorian along with his future wife, Elinor White. After high school Frost went to Dartmouth University for months, then he went to Harvard for a couple years but dropped out because of health issues and Elinor was pregnant with their first son, Elliot. They ended up having 4 more children within 10 years. However the youngest, Elinor, died of birth complications and Elliot, the oldest, died from cholera when he was 4.
A few years after, 1912, Elinor and Robert decided to pick up from their farm in New
Hampshire and move to England in hopes that more publishers would take chances on new poets. Frost began writing poems when he was around the age of 20. His first poem was “My Butterfly: An Elegy” 1894.
A couple years later after publishing A Boys Will and North of BostonFrost met two men of the names Ezra Pound and Edward Thomas. They were the first men to give Robert a good review. Sadly, when World War 1 broke out in 1914 Frost and his family made their way back to America a little earlier than they expected. When they moved back they went to NewHamshire. After they settled in Frost began teaching. He taught poetry to many different colleges, including Dartmouth and Armherst. However he did not stop writing. In 1924 Frost received his first Pulitzer Prize for his book, New Hampshire.
In the 1920’s Robert was very well known. He was the most famous poet in North America. However he never let that get to him. During the twenties Robert Frost stayed in New Hampshire for the most part and taught.
This poem, "Dedication," was meant to be read at the inauguration of John F. Kennedy Jr. however, Frost ended up reciting "The Gift Outright," another poem of his, from memory.
Robert Frost won the Pulitzer Prize four times for his poetry.
Frost spent most of his life here, also he wrote a book titled New Hampshire.
What was his most famous poem?