A Brief Biography of Robert Lee Frost

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Final Copy Robert Lee Frost was born March 26th 1874 in San Francisco California. He was born to parents William Prescott Frost and Isabelle Moodie. His father was a teacher and later an editor of the San Francisco Evening Bulletin, which later merged with the San Francisco Examiner, following his death on May 5, 1885, the family uprooted and moved across the country to Lawrence, Massachusetts with ‘Robert’s’ Grandfather. After graduating from Lawrence High School in 1892, Robert attended Dartmouth College for two months, long enough to be accepted into the Theta Delta Chi fraternity. He then moved back home to take on several different jobs. He helped his mother teach her class, delivered newspapers, and worked in a factory. He did not enjoy these occupations and always felt that poetry was his true calling. Robert’s career as a poet began early when he published his first poem in his high school newspaper. In 1894 he sold his first poem “My Butterfly. An Elegy”, for fifteen dollars, or four-hundred and nine dollars in todays value. It was published in the November 8, 1894, edition of the New York Independant. Following his accomplishment he purposed to Elinor White. Her answer was no, because she wanted to finish her schooling, prompted Frost to go on an excursion to, The Great Dimsal Swamp in Virginia. Upon his return he asked Elinor for her hand once again, having graduated from St. Lawrence University, she answered yes. The two were wed on December 19th, 1895. Frost

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