Robert Frost 's ' The Gift Outright '

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Robert Frost Emma Ramsey English 6th Hour December 8, 2012 Robert Frost According to PoetryFoundation.org, “Robert Frost holds a unique and almost isolated position in American letters.” Robert Frost is very popular for his realistic writings of rural life. He was a great poet and was honored frequently during his lifetime. Frost received four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry and recited his poem, “The Gift Outright,” at President John F. Kennedy’s inauguration in January 1961 which got him national prominence. PoetryFoundation.org also says, “In a sense, Frost stands at 19th-centuryAmerican poetry and modernism, for in his verse may be found the culmination of many 19th-century tendencies and traditions as well as parallels to the works of his 20th-century contemporaries.” “His clear, simple language and conversational tone revealed the poet’s penetrating insight and make his poetry beloved by millions of readers” (Schechter 263). On March 26, 1874, in San Francisco, California, Robert Lee Frost was born. William Prescott Frost Jr. and Isabelle Moodie, his parents, moved to California shortly after marrying. His father died from tuberculosis when he was just eleven years of age. After the death of his father, Frost moved to Lawrence, Massachusetts, with his mother and sister. There he became interested in reading and writing poetry in his high school years. Robert Frost attended Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, in 1892, and later went to Harvard

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