Breaking The Ice of Robert Frost

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Brianna Yates

English 115


Robert Frost

Robert Lee Frost, a brilliant writer, born on March 26, 1874 in San Francisco was the most recognized name of any American poet. He was highly appreciated and admired for his astonishing work around the rural life settings in New England, during the 20th century. Robert Frost used his own work to analyze the complications of social and philosophical themes. During his lifetime, he was honored with several prizes which included four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry.

It began in 1897, where then Frost attended Harvard University, but had to drop out after two years due to health concerns. Despite his challenges, it was during this time that Frost became accustomed to starting to write many poems. By the end of life he achieved the status of being a legend. His poems, "exceeded record sales, appeared on magazine covers, and he was asked by President Kennedy to compose an inaugural poem and was recognized on the streets and in restaurants"("SparkNote on Frost's Early Poems.").

Even today, poems by Robert Frost still continue to catch our attention. Robert Frost was a quintessential American poet who exposed the American mind to open and explore the intellectual questions of his poems.

Frost can sometimes be read wrong because of how he expresses his emotions and experiences in a direct way to the reader without expertise in reading poetry. He and his poetry reflect the rustic life and toughness of the typical New Englander. The poetry of frost has received critical acclaim and widespread popular acceptance. Some of his famous writings "Stopping By the Woods on a Snowy Evening," "The Road Not Taken," both represent to me the best of Frost and his beloved New England.

Robert Frost's poem Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening...