Biography and Works of Robert Frost

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Biography: On the outside, Robert Frost’s life seemed easy, but what happened in his life explains why he wrote about a darker side of human nature. Frost was born on March 26, 1874 in San Francisco. According to “Frost’s Life and Career” on Modern American Poetry, Frost lived there until he, his mother, and his sister moved to Massachusetts after the death of his father. That is where he married Elinor Miriam White, and had six children, two of them dying as babies. Frost grew tired of the Massachusetts farm life and quickly picked up his family and sailed to England, where he got recognized for his works of literacy, but World War I persuaded him to move back America in 1915 (Pritchard). Frost’s life finally seemed to be going in the right direction, but then, a terrible thing happened. Pritchard states that, “as he became ever more honoured and revered, Frost endured a terrible series of family disasters.” (Modern American Poetry). His wife Elinor died in 1938. Not long after, in 1940, his son committed suicide. Not only did he suffer from these tragedies, his daughter suffered from mental illness (Pritchard). These life changing events maybe explain why he wrote about the dark side of humans. Poems: Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Fire and Ice, Nothing Gold Can Stay Poem 1: Fire and Ice The darker side of human existence really starts to show through with Fire and Ice by Robert Frost. The poem essentially deals with the different ways the world could end. According

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