Analysis Of Robert Frost 's Poem, My Butterfly, And The Road Not Taken

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Robert Frost is one of the most widely read and beloved American poets as well as one of the greatest. A four time Pulitzer Prize winning poet Robert Frost was a national celebratory famous for writing poems about life familiar to the common man using rural imagery and American colloquial speech. Frost is well known for a few poems that he manages to remain in everyone’s head: “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”, “Nothing Gold Can Stay”, “The Road not Taken”, etc..
Robert Frost was born in San Francisco, California on March 26, 1874 and he moved to Lawrence, Massachusetts at age 11 after the death of his father. Frost began writing poetry in high school, where he met his future wife Elinor White. His first published poem was “My Butterfly” - an elegy, during which he wrote in high school starting off his career as a poet. He graduated top of his class and then after graduation he’d briefly attended Dartmouth College and then Harvard in 1897, however he’d dropped out before graduating due to illness and his wife pregnancy. After his dropout Frost moved to New Hampshire and lived on his grandfather’s farm, so then took up farming. During this time he lost two children to influenza and he wasn’t a very good farmer. Although Frost was able to get a few poems published he was unable to get a book publish, so in 1912 he sold his farm and he took his family to live in England, hoping to find better luck with publishers. Within a few months of arriving in England Frost…

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