Robert Frost 's The Great Frost Essay

1528 Words Jul 3rd, 2015 7 Pages
The great Robert Frost once said, “Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.” Many believe that he was a happy poet, writing about his experiences in nature. Upon closer inspection, the darker side of Frost becomes clear. He was fearful of many things in his life and they became evident in his poetry. However, he denied that there was any connection between his personal life and the work he made. When the public thinks about Robert Frost, they do not imagine a man afraid of the world, they imagine a man inspired about the beautiful places he’s seen, though through Robert Frost’s dark poetry, we can see his true nature.
Frost’s life began in March of 1874 when he was born to Isabelle Moodie and William Prescott Frost, Jr. Robert Frost’s love for poetry was sparked by his mother at a very young age. She would read various poems, bible stories, myths, and Shakespeare to him at night. Frost went through his schooling and ended up marrying his high school sweetheart, Elinor Miriam White. His higher education included the prestigious schools of Dartmouth and Harvard. After having two kids, Frost decided to move his family to Derry, a farm purchased by his grandfather. It was here that he wrote many of the poems that make up many of his published volumes. During his time at Derry Farm, Frost experienced many of the struggles that he later described and wrestled with in his poetry (Burnshaw and Pritchard). Shortly after Frost moved there, his mother died of…

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