Robert Frost (1874-1963)

Famous Writer/poet

Robert Frost

Robert Frost was a famous poet. He was born on March 26, 1874. His father's name was William Prescott, and his mother's name was Isabelle Moodie. When Robert was eleven years old, his father died of Tuberculosis. After his father's death, Robert moved in with his mother and sister. They then moved in with their grandparents in Massachusetts. He became very interested with reading/writing at a very young age. He went to Lawrence High school. After he graduated from his high school, he went to college. But he had to drop out of high school due to health concerns. He married Elinor White on December 19,1895. A year later, they had their first child Elliot. Robert had five more children: Lesley, Carol, Irma, Majorie, and Elinor. Elliot died of cholera. Elinor died of birth complications. Elinor and Robert decided to move to England for better chances of his poems being published. Robert's poems were mostly inspired by other Famous poets. His poems won four Pulitzer prizes. He was a special guest at president Kennedy's inauguration. Robert Frost died on January 29, 1963 due to surgical complications. His poems are still quoted in some books and movies. such as the Twilight Series, by Stephanie Meyer.
1.) How many poems did Robert Frost write?

2.) How did Robert get his last name (Frost) ?

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