Robert Frost


Born
in San Francisco, California, The United States
March 26, 1874

Died
January 29, 1963

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Flinty, moody, plainspoken and deep, Robert Frost was one of America's most popular 20th-century poets. Frost was farming in Derry, New Hampshire when, at the age of 38, he sold the farm, uprooted his family and moved to England, where he devoted himself to his poetry. His first two books of verse, A Boy's Will (1913) and North of Boston (1914), were immediate successes. In 1915 he returned to the United States and continued to write while living in New Hampshire and then Vermont. His pastoral images of apple trees and stone fences -- along with his solitary, man-of-few-words poetic voice -- helped define the modern image of rural New England. Frost's poems include "Mending Wall" ("Good fences make good neighbors"), "Stopping by Woods on a ...more

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

“The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

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 passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
Robert Frost

“We love the things we love for what they are.”
Robert Frost

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T. S. Eliot (write-in)
 
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William Blake (write-in)
 
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  8 votes, 4.5%

Sylvia Plath
 
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Walt Whitman (write-in)
 
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Jon Keats (write-in)
 
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Edgar Allan Poe, Shelley, Shakespeare and Jim Morrison, also Alfred Noyes
 
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Bob Dylan
 
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