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Robert Frost was born in San Francisco, California on the 26 th of March 1874 to Isabelle Moodie and William Prescott Frost Jr. Both his parents were.

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2 Robert Frost was born in San Francisco, California on the 26 th of March 1874 to Isabelle Moodie and William Prescott Frost Jr. Both his parents were teachers and journalists. Robert also had a younger sister, Jeanie Florence. In his early ages of life his lifestyle was poor, his father William had started gambling and became an alcoholic. These bad habits had left his family in a dreadful financial state. William had died in After his death, the remainder of the family had traveled across the country to New England town. Isabelle began teaching again to support her family. Having parents both as teachers, Robert was quickly exposed to books, and had earned an interest in the works of William Shakespeare, poet Robert Burns and William Wordsworth. Robert had enrolled at Lawrence High School and had began writing his first poem. “La Noche Triste.” In 1890, which was published in the school’s paper. Robert was an excellent student, he had succeeded in many subjects, played high school football, and graduated as the head of his class.

3 In 1892 he entered Dartmouth, the Ivy League College in Hanover, New Hampshire but had no interest in the atmosphere of campus life. He then took on a series of jobs including teaching and working in a mill, while continuing to write poetry. On 19 December 1895 Robert married Elinor Miriam White, his sweetheart and crush he had developed feelings for in his past school years. They would have six kids together. In 1897 Frost entered Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, but shortly later he had to leave in 1899 before finishing his degree due to illness. In 1912 his first poetry collection, A Boy’s Will was published in England. Robert’s work was well received and became friends with other poets, which lead to supporters that helped promote his work. Many of Robert Frost’s poetry themes consist of Nature, Communication, Everyday Life, and Isolation of the individual.

4 In frost’s work, he uses nature as a central character in all his poems. Nature is not just a background for poetry but it is also a dramatic struggle that occur within the natural world. He uses a lot of imagery and symbolism in his writing; he also uses metaphors to make connections between everyday things. The message in his poems are interesting simply because he doesn’t usually say anything directly but through using figurative language he gets his ideas across. Robert died on the 29 th of January 1963 in Boston, Massachusetts due to a blood clot that got to his lungs.

5 Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I've tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To say that for destruction ice Is also great And would suffice. Style Iambic pentameter One short syllabel followed by one long one five sets in a row. Some SAY..|..the WORLD,..|..will END..|..in FIRE Theme Destruction, Isolation, Mortality

6 Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I've tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To say that for destruction ice Is also great And would suffice. Metaphors Fire: desire, passion, energy, excitement Ice: hate, indifference, isolation Alternative Analysis The end of the world: Science vs. Religion Satire Frost makes light of the subject of the apocolypse

7 Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I've tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To say that for destruction ice Is also great And would suffice. Alliteration Some say (line 1 and 2) world will (line 1) with who (line 4) favor fire (line 4) Rhyme Scheme End Rhyme Scheme Ire – fire, desire Ice – ice, twice, suffice Ate – hate, great

8 I have been one acquainted with the night. I have walked out in rain -- and back in rain. I have outwalked the furthest city light. I have looked down the saddest city lane. I have passed by the watchman on his beat And dropped my eyes, unwilling to explain. I have stood still and stopped the sound of feet When far away an interrupted cry Came over houses from another street, But not to call me back or say good-bye; And further still at an unearthly height, A luminary clock against the sky Proclaimed the time was neither wrong nor right. I have been one acquainted with the night. Style Written in terza rima form. Written in near perfect iambic pentameter (each line has 10 syllables). Shares similarities with a sonnet (14 lines) Theme Isolation, Depression,

9 I have been one acquainted with the night. I have walked out in rain -- and back in rain. I have outwalked the furthest city light. I have looked down the saddest city lane. I have passed by the watchman on his beat And dropped my eyes, unwilling to explain. I have stood still and stopped the sound of feet When far away an interrupted cry Came over houses from another street, But not to call me back or say good-bye; And further still at an unearthly height, A luminary clock against the sky Proclaimed the time was neither wrong nor right. I have been one acquainted with the night. Metaphor Poem is a metaphor of isolation and depression. Night – Depression Personification Luminary clock: the moon. “neither wrong no right”. Alliteration I have – (lines 1-5) Stood still, stopped, sound (line 7)


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