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Robert Frost - A Boy’s Will b Met great British poets...

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Robert Frost 1. Born in San Francisco on March 26, 1874. a. Parents: William Prescott Frost, Jr. and Isabelle Moodie. i. Father died when he was 11 1. Family moved to Lawrence, Massachusetts to live with his grandfather. 2. Robert graduated from Lawrence High School in 1892. 3. Robert attended Dartmouth College and Harvard University a. Never received a degree. b. While attending Harvard, Frost married Elinor Miriam White. i. Elinor and Robert had 7 children, but sadly only two managed to outlive their father. 4. Prior to Robert’s grandfather’s death, he purchased a farm for Robert and Elinor in Derby, New Hampshire. a. Robert worked on this farm for 9 years. b. He originally wrote many of his now famous poems in the early mornings on this farm. c. Robert was an unsuccessful farmer, and eventually had to sell the farm. 5. After choosing a career as a school teacher for about 5 years, Frost and his family moved to England in 1912. a. While there, Frost published his first book of poetry,
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Unformatted text preview: A Boy’s Will . b. Met great British poets such as Ezra Pound and Robert Graves as his peers. i. Peers helped him advance his work. 6. In 1915, Frost returned to New Hampshire, where he bought another farm. 7. In Franconia, New Hampshire, Frost settled down as a writer and a teacher. 8. Frost taught at both Middlebury and Amherst Colleges in the summers a. In 1921, he received a teaching post at the University of Michigan. i. He lived at the campus in Ann Arbor until 1927, when he moved back to New Hampshire. 9. In 1938, Frost’s wife passed away from cancer. 10. In 1940, Frost purchased five acres in Miami, Florida, and called it Pencil Pines . a. He spent his winters there until he passed. 11. Frost received honorary degrees from Harvard, Bates College, Oxford University, Cambridge University, and Dartmouth College. 12. Robert Frost died on January 29, 1963 from complications after prostate surgery. He was 88 years old....
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