Robert Frost

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Robert Frost
Robert Frost

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Robert Frost was one of America's most popular poets of the 20th century. Frost was a farmer in Derry, New Hampshire when he sold the farm at the age of 38, uprooted his family and moved to England, where he dedicated himself to his poetry. Instant successes were his first two verse books, A Boys Will (1913) and North of Boston (1914). He returned to the United States in 1915 and continued to write in New Hampshire and then Vermont while living t... here. His pastoral images of apple trees and stone fences -- along with his lonely, poetic voice of man-of-words -- helped define the modern image of rural New England. Frost poems include "Mending Wall" ("Good fences make good neighbors"), "Stop by Woods on a Snowy Evening" ("Whose woods I think I know these are"), and perhaps his most famous work, "The Road Not Taken" ("Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--/I took the less traveled by"). In 1924, 1931, 1937 and 1943, Frost was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry four times. He also served from 1958 to 1959 as "Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress;" that position was renamed Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry (or simply Poet Laureate) in 1986.Frost recited his poem "The Gift Outright" at John F. Kennedy's inauguration in 1961.. Frost attended both Dartmouth College and Harvard, but did not graduate from either school..READ MORE

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No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.

Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.

Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.

Poetry is what gets lost in translation.

My goal in life is to unite my avocation with my vocation,
As my two eyes make one in sight.

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