The Career and Influences of Robert Frost

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Robert Frost is one of America’s most celebrated poets. Born in 1874, he was raised in San Francisco until his father passed away. As Robert Frost grew up, many tragic things happened to him. There were many deaths in his family including some of his children. Even during these hard times, he continued to create poetry. Frost was heavily influenced by his surroundings. He loved spending time in the wilderness and observing nature. The time Robert Frost spent living New England, and his views on World War II serve as a main inspiration for his poetry. Robert Frost was born in San Francisco, California on March 26, 1874. Frost was born to his father, William Prescott Frost, a professional journalist and his mother, Isabelle Moodie. As Frost grows older, he starts to attend his first days at school. After not liking the first day of kindergarten in 1879 he drops out for the year. The next year, he drops out of school again. In 1881, he tries again for a third time to go to school as a second grader, but then he also drops out. From then on, he was homeschooled. On May 5, 1885, Frost’s father dies of tuberculosis. After this tragedy, Frost and his family move to Lawrence, Massachusetts to live with his grandparents. He is forced to attend third grade and go to school. In 1886, his family moves to Salem Depot, New Hampshire. His mother begins teaching there and again he is forced to attend school but this time as a fifth grader. Frost completes middle school in 1889 at the top

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