Robert Frost Robert Frost was born in San Francisco on March 26, 1874. He moved to New England at the age of eleven and became interested in reading and writing poetry during his high school years in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He was enrolled at Dartmouth College in 1892, and later at Harvard, though he never earned a formal degree.
Robert Frost Frost drifted through a string of occupations after leaving school, working as a teacher, cobbler, and editor of the Lawrence Sentinel. His first professional poem, "My Butterfly," was published on November 8, 1894, in the New York newspaper The Independent.
Robert Frost In 1895, Frost married Elinor Miriam White, who became a major inspiration in his poetry until her death in 1938. Frost was influenced by such contemporary British poets as Edward Thomas, Rupert Brooke, and Robert Graves. While in England, Frost also established a friendship with the poet Ezra Pound, who helped to promote and publish his work.
Robert Frost By the time Frost returned to the United States in 1915, he had published two full-length collections, A Boys Will and North of Boston, and his reputation was established. By the nineteen-twenties, he was the most celebrated poet in America, and with each new book, his fame and honors (including four Pulitzer Prizes) increased.
Robert Frost About Frost, President John F. Kennedy said, "He has bequeathed his nation a body of imperishable verse from which Americans will forever gain joy and understanding." Robert Frost lived and taught for many years in Massachusetts and Vermont, and died in Boston on January 29, 1963.
The Road Not Taken Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Though as for that the "The Road Not Taken“, one of Frost’s passing there Had worn them really most popular works, was published in about the same, 1915 in the collection Mountain Interval. It is the first poem in the volume And both that morning equally lay In and is printed in italics. The title is often leaves no step had trodden black. mistakenly given as "The Road Less Oh, I kept the first for another day! Traveled", from the penultimate line: "I Yet knowing how way leads on to took the one less traveled by". way, I doubted if I should ever come back. THE ROAD NOT TAKEN I shall be telling this with a sigh TWO roads diverged in a yellow Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two wood, And sorry I could not travel both roads diverged in a wood, and I—I And be one traveler, long I stood And took the one less traveled by, And that looked down one as far as I could To has made all the difference. where it bent in the undergrowth;