Biography of Robert Frost

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Robert Frost was one of the greatest poets of the modern writers' era. His life during childhood was not always easy; nor was his life easy in adulthood when he had his own family to provide for. However, through his works and accomplishments in life, Robert Frost has shown many people what life is truly like. (A little help on the intro please.)

Childhood was not as easy for Robert Frost as it is for most children. Frost was born on March 26, 1874, in San Francisco, California. His father was William Prescott Jr., and his mother was Isabelle Moodie Frost. When Robert was the age of eleven, his father passed away. After the death of his father, Robert Frost moved to Lawrence, Massachusetts with his mother and sister. His mother took a job as schoolteacher to provide for her children. Soon, Robert was in high school where he graduated as co-valedictorian with his future wife Elinor White.

In that same year, he entered Dartmouth College but remained for less than one semester. Afterwards, Frost took a job or two to support his family. One was that of a teacher and the other in a mill in Lawrence. His first poem was published in November of 1894. It was titled "My Butterfly" and was published in a New York City magazine called The Independent. In 1895, Robert Frost married Elinor White. It was with the help of Elinor that Robert began his soon to be well-known career as a poet.

After marrying Elinor, Robert Frost began his own family and his own life. Just a year after their marriage, Elinor bore Frost his son Elliot. From 1897 to 1899, Frost attended Harvard College. Even though he went to college at Dartmouth and Harvard, Frost did not earn a degree of...