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Robert Frost was born in California, USA in 1874 but moved to New England when he was a boy and grew up in Massachusetts. The cold Massachusetts winter scenes are most likely what motivated and inspired him to write Many of Frosts poems are about nature and his surroundings. The detailed descriptions of the surroundings in his poems encapsulate his readers. He once stated that “Literature begins with geography”, demonstrating his passion for his surroundings.Unlike many other poets of the time, Robert Frost was very popular and received much recognition when he was alive, as well as after his death. Some of his achievements include:-4 Pulitzer prises for PoetryAs well as participating in American president John F. Kennedy’s Inauguration ceremony in 1961.Frost lost 4 of his 6 children at different stages during his life and his wife, Elinor, only lived for a short while. Frosts few poems about his personal tragedies, such as “homeburial”, are reputed to be amongst his most sad poems. Robert Frost died in 1963, however, his poems are still enjoyed today by many people.Summary of Poem:The poem at first seems like a simple scene in which a traveller stops for a short while on a journey with his horse to admire the view of the woods and the snow. The poem is set in the middle of the night in the middle of winter. The reader does not know where the traveller is going and come from or why they are travelling. The adjectives used show that the traveller is not scared, even though the setting suggests a scary scene. The poem also shows the bond of friendship between the traveller and his horse.

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