The Secret Life of Bees

By: Isabella Alejandro

Robert Frost

Robert Frost was an american poet and playwright-er. He won four Pulitzer prizes

in:

  • 1924 for New Hampshire: A Poem With Notes and Grace Notes
  • 1931 for Collected Poems
  • 1937 for A Further Range
  • 1943 for A Witness Tree


Frost's personal life was afflicted with loss and grief. When Frost was young, his father died of tuberculosis in 1885. In 1990 his mother died of cancer, so he had to send his younger sister to a mental hospital, where she died tens years later.

William Blake

William Blake was an English poet, painter, and printmaker. Largely unrecognized during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of the poetry and visual arts of the romantic age.

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's leading dramatist. Some of his famous works are Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Macbeth.

Emily Dickinson

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was an American poet. Dickinson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts. Some of her famous poems are "Because I Could Not Stop for Death", "Hope is the Thing with Feathers", T'is So much Joy behind Me", and "dips Eternity"

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau was an American author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, and historian. Between 1833 and 1837 he studied at Harvard College. While living in Hollis Hall, he took courses in rhetoric, classics, philosophy, mathematics, and science.

Quotes from the Poets

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence. - Robert Frosty


Those who controlled their passions do so because their passions are weak enough to be controlled. - William Blake


Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind; and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind. - William Shakespeare


If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vein. - Emily Dickinson


If you have built castles in the air, your work need not to be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. - Henry David Thoreau