Robert Frost Biography
Robert Frost was born March 26, 1874 and he died on January 29, 1963 when he was 88 years old. He was born in San Francisco to William Prescott Frost and Isabelle Moodie. His father first worked as a teacher and later he was the editor for the San Francisco Evening Bulletin. However, his father died due to tuberculosis and left the family poorly provided.
The family had to move to Massachusetts to their paternal grandfather's home. Frost went to Lawrence High School. Frost mostly grew up in the city even though his work speaks a lot about country life in New England.
Through his works Robert Frost was considered as one of the greatest poets and writers of modern America. He is the most popular poet of America of the 20th century. He won 4 Pulitzer Prizes for various poems he wrote. People know him as a farmer and a poet. However, Robert frost was a farmer only for 10 years in his life. He had to sell his farm in America after which he moved along with his family to England. It was in England where Frost wrote his first two compilations of poems and published them. The books were a tremendous success. The two collections of poems were entitled A Boy’s Will and North of Boston.
Later, Robert Frost returned to New England, but continued with his literary work. He wrote several more great poems, and today, they have been published in nine volumes.
Frost had six children and all of them except two died at a young age. Frost lost practically his entire family to illnesses and sickness.
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