ROBERT FROST, AN EMINENT AMERICAN POET !

Robert-Frost

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“These woods are lovely, dark
and deep,/
But I have promises to keep,/
And miles to go before I sleep,/
And miles to go before I
sleep.”/
Robert Frost.
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Robert Lee Frost, american
poet,was born on march 26 in
1874 in San Francisco,CA,USA.
He
is universally regarded as one
of
the most popular poets of
English Language.His poems
show his deep understanding
of
common people’s lives in
totality.
Robert Frost’s life was full of
upheavals that markedly
shaped
his poetry,especially,in his later
phase.
Born to a family of Scotish and
British Descents,Frost didn’t
have
a happy early life as he lost his
father when he was merely 12
and under financial strain ,had
to
move to his maternal grandpa’s
house in Massachusetts , along
with his mother and an elder
sister.
He got his early education
in Lawrance High School and
joined Dartmouth College for
further studies which he
couldn’t
complete and had to return
back
home and joined his mother’s
school as a teacher and taught
very unruly classes wondering
how his mother would have
dealt with such classes for quite
a longtime(his mother was a
teacher at a local school and
due
to her declining health she had
to leave and asked her son to
step in her shoes.).
Robert Frost used to compose
poems from an early age and
had had his poem published by
a
popular New York Magazine.
But,overall,he couldn’t get any
positive sign from any
publishers
for his poems and became
hugely disappointed.
Frost married his high school
sweetheart,ELINOR WHITE and
settled at a farm in New
Hampshire ,where he wrote
several poems depicting the
lives
in a countryside.
Having failed to find any buyer
of
his poems,he had decided to
sail
across the atlantic and with his
wife and children, Robert Frost
came to ENGLAND in 1912 .
THAT BOLD DECISION MADE ALL
THE DIFFERENCE AND ROBERT
FROST BECAME AN
INTERNATIONAL POET AFTER
TWO
VOLUMES OF HIS POEMS
PUBLISHED IN LONDON WITHIN
TWO YEARS !
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In England,FROST got his two
books namely,A BOY’S WILL and
NORTH OF BOSTON, published
and it created good stirs in the
literatti of England as well as
America. He return after the
World War broke out and found
himself in fame plus glory back
in
his homeland.
MOUNTAIN INTERVAL, NEW
HAMPSHIRE, THE WITNESS TREE, A
FURTHER RANGE are some of his
finest creations.
Frost won a record Four
Pulitzer
Prize And got nearly 44
honorary
degrees from around the
world.
He was sort of an unnamed
POET
LAUREATE OF THE USA and was
asked to recite his poem at
JOHN
F KENNEDY’S Inauguration.
He also visited
Brazil,England,USSR,France as
Goodwill Ambassador !
His later life was full of
tragedies
as he lost his wife, his
daughter,
and his son committed
suicide,his one daughter and
his
sister gone insane n
institutionalized for rest of their
lives!
All these had a profound impact
upon Frost’s psyche which
finally
made it to his poems.And,we
find
an unusual sombre n dark tone
in his late poems.
Robert Frost died on January
29,
1963 at the age of 86 and due
to
complications of a Prostate
surgery. His body was interred
near his home in
Vermont,VIRGINIA,where he
used
to have had his summer
teachings.
ROBERT FROST’S POPULARITY
COULD BE IMAGINED BY THE FACT
THAT ALMOST EVERYWHERE HIS
POEMS INVARIABLY ARE PRESENT
IN HIGH SCHOOL TEXTBOOK OF
ENGLISH !
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MRITYUNJAY JHA
4F, ADARSH NAGAR
SAMASTIPUR
BIHAR
INDIA.
Pin Code: 848101.
(+91) 9334411390.
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