The Early Life Of Robert Frost As A Modern American Poet

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Xavier Parker
Mrs wides
English 11
8 March 2018
Robert Frost “In three words i can sum up everything i’ve learned about life: it goes on”. This is one of the many quotes said by the world famous american poet Robert Frost. Frost holds his own special and basically isolated position in american poetry. There is great speculation over whether frost is a modern american poet or not because while his career was continued through the modern times. His style displayed that from an earlier time. Frost took on 19 century tools and revised them in his own style.
The Early life of frost was a rather tragic one. Frost was born March 26, 1874 in san francisco, california and that is where he spent the first 11 years of his life until his father who was a journalist, William Prescott Frost Jr, died. His cause of death was tuberculosis. Which was common in that day and age. After his father 's death, Frost moved his sister Jeanie,and his mother to Lawrence, Massachusetts. They lived with his grandparents, and Frost attended Lawrence High School, where he met Elinor White, his love and future wife, who was his co-valedictorian at his high school,they graduated in 1892.
After he graduated high school , Frost started at Dartmouth College after a few months he returned home to work alot of unfulfilling jobs that were getting him nowhere. 1894, is when he wrote his first poem, "My Butterfly: an Elegy," it was published in The Independent, which was a weekly journal in New York City. With

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