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1 List Of Works Sample Poems Sample Poems Biography Inspired Poems Inspired Poems Original Poems Bibliography Presented by Rayat Hossain

2 “I know more of farm life than I did before I had read his poems. That means I know more about ‘Life’” (Pritchard 2). The quote mentioned by Erza Pound shows the effect that the poems of Robert Frost has on fellow poets. The works of Robert Frost are considered to be some best of the twentieth-century. Robert Lee Frost was born in San Francisco, California, on March 26, 1874, to William Frost and Isabelle Moodie. The Frost family later moved to Salem, Massachusetts after William Frost’s death to bury him there, as written in his will. Due to the lack of money, the Frost family could not go back to California, and they eventually settled in Salem. As a boy, Frost had always loved when his mother read to him, which in turn exposed Frost to various types of literature in his early childhood. Frost graduated from high school, but didn’t finish his undergraduate in college. Frost soon worked in various jobs after college such as a mill worker, reporter and a teacher, all while still writing poetry (“Robert Frost Biography” 1). In 1894, he sold his first poem, “My Butterfly,” to the New York Independent, which can be considered as Frost’s first debut as a poet. In 1895, he married Elinor Miriam White and went into teaching. Frost soon had a son later that year and started to study for an undergrad in Harvard (“Robert Frost Biography” 2). Unfortunately, Frost’s life took a turn for the worse when his first son died, which was later followed by Frost contracting pneumonia, almost leading to his death, and a year later his fourth daughter died. The grief and sadness due to his losses and his steadily growing financial problems turned Frost more towards poetry as a relief to the morose events. In 1912, he sold his farm and used the money collected from the published poems to travel to England. Biography List Of Works Sample Poems Sample Poems Biography Inspired Poems Inspired Poems Original Poems Bibliography

3 After years of writing and publishing many successful poems in Europe, he returned to the United States where he received the first of four Pulitzer Prizes in 1924 (“Robert Frost Biography” 3). Shortly before his wife’s death in 1938 due to a heart attack, he settled in Amherst where he became an Honorary Doctorate in Harvard University as a staff member. The same year, he was elected to the Board of Overseers Harvard College. In 1940, his final son took his own life, which only fed the grief onto Frost. Frost became the first poet to read a program in a presidential inauguration in 1961, in John F. Kennedy’s inauguration, reciting “The Gift Outright” (“Robert Frost Biography” 3). Frost later died in Boston, Massachusetts due to complications of a lung surgery in January 29, Frost’s first inspiration came from the New England setting he was raised in, which served as the basis for any of his poems. Afterwards, Frost was inflicted with sorrow and grief, which only lead to inspire his poetry to a greater extent. The various life experiences have influenced Robert Frost’s work greatly, and have changed the face of poetry forever. Robert Frost’s early start in poetry made him into the poet that everyone now reveres. Frost started composing poetry as a student in Lawrence High School, where he graduated as a valedictorian. His poetry during those times was inspired by his New England settings, which was where he grew up as a child. Frost’s education didn’t last as much as others would expect of a poet, but he would later strive on it. It was when the series of unfortunate series occurred that Frost developed a theme for his poetry: grief (Pritchard 1). His new theme helped with his success in England, and it also helped him socialize with the European poets such as Wilfred Gibson and Lascelles Abercrombie who both inspired some of Frost’s poems. He was also influenced by Edward Thomas, Rupert Brooke and Robert Graves. Biography List Of Works Sample Poems Sample Poems Biography Inspired Poems Inspired Poems Original Poems Bibliography

4 He also established a friendship with fellow American poet Erza Pound, who helped with publishing his poets (“Robert Frost” 1). Soon after his returned to the United States due to World War One, he released his fourth book, New Hampshire, which won his first Pulitzer Prize in 1924 (Pritchard 2). He went on to win three more Pulitzer Prizes for his works in later years. The Witness Tree was arguably Robert Frost’s last significant book of verse. Some of his best poems such as “I Could Give All to Time”, “The Silken Tent”, and “The Most of It” all are from The Witness Tree. Frost returned to England to finally receive an honorary degree in Oxford (1957), and he did his final mass reading in Boston (1962). With many achievements and honors, Robert Frost solidified himself as one of the greatest poets of the twentieth-century. Many traits about Robert Frost’s work make his poems distinct and noticeable when compared to others. His poems have traits of ambiguity and irony and contain an adherence to language as if it were actually spoken in that specific dialect or accent. His poems also are greatly based on the New England landscape that has made it popular over the years. Daniel Hoffman explains Frost’s career: “He became a national celebrity, our nearly official Poet Laureate, and a great performer in the tradition of that earlier master of the literary vernacular, Mark Twain” (“Robert Frost” 1). He also tries to explain grief in his poems, especially in his book A Witness Tree. Robert Frost was a poet of tradition that always included the simple things of life, which appear so homely that the reader can relate to a mass majority of his work (Pritchard 2). Frost is important to poetry due to him setting a standard to poems that remain aloof to the modern poetic movements of the time. President John F. Kennedy perfectly describes Frost by saying, “He has bequeathed his nation a body of imperishable verse from which Americans will forever gain in joy and understanding” (“Robert Frost” 1). Biography List Of Works Sample Poems Sample Poems Biography Inspired Poems Inspired Poems Original Poems Bibliography

5 Out, Out - A Dream Pang A Patch of Old Snow A Prayer in Spring A Soldier Acquainted with the Night An Old Man's Winter Night Blue-Butterfly Day Canis Major Desert Places Fire and Ice Fragmentary Blue Going for Water Hyla Brook Into My Own Love and a Question Mending Wall My Butterfly Nothing Gold Can Stay October Once by the Pacific Reluctance Spring Pools Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening The Armful The Bear The Cow in Apple Time The Hill Wife The Mountain The Oven Bird The Road Not Taken The Secret Sits The Star-Splitter The Tuft of Flowers The Witch of Coos To Earthward Tree at my Window Waiting Wind and Window Flower View poems and more by clicking herehere List Of Works Sample Poems Sample Poems Biography Inspired Poems Inspired Poems Original Poems Bibliography

6 The buzz saw snarled and rattled in the yard And made dust and dropped stove-length sticks of wood, Sweet-scented stuff when the breeze drew across it. And from there those that lifted eyes could count Five mountain ranges one behind the other Under the sunset far into Vermont. And the saw snarled and rattled, snarled and rattled, As it ran light, or had to bear a load. And nothing happened: day was all but done. Call it a day, I wish they might have said To please the boy by giving him the half hour That a boy counts so much when saved from work. His sister stood beside him in her apron To tell them "Supper." At the word, the saw, As if it meant to prove saws know what supper meant, Leaped out at the boy's hand, or seemed to leap - He must have given the hand. However it was, Neither refused the meeting. But the hand! Half in appeal, but half as if to keep The life from spilling. Then the boy saw all - Since he was old enough to know, big boy Doing a man's work, though a child at heart - He saw all was spoiled. "Don't let him cut my hand off - The doctor, when he comes. Don't let him, sister!" So. The hand was gone already. The doctor put him in the dark of ether. He lay and puffed his lips out with his breath. And then - the watcher at his pulse took a fright. No one believed. They listened to his heart. Little - less - nothing! - and that ended it. No more to build on there. And they, since they Were not the one dead, turned to their affairs. List Of Works Sample Poems Sample Poems Biography Inspired Poems Inspired Poems Original Poems Bibliography Click to Analysis by Rayat Hossain

7 Robert Frost’s “Out Out-” uses personification in a way to express and convey his feelings to the readers, something Robert Frost strives to accomplish in many of his works. The poem is about the young people in the workforce that are prone to dangers due to inexperience. Robert Frost’s “Out Out-” is about a young man in Vermont who had received a job as a lumber jack that asks for overtime work, which his supervisor was reluctant to give him, but ultimately did. It was at this time that his sister had announced that supper was ready that the buzz saw “came to life” and had cut off the young man’s arm. The young man then succumbed to death, and was later forgotten, as everyone had returned to their work. The lines have specified that the man was given a man’s job, but still had a child’s heart, further suggesting the theme to be the dangers of being inexperienced. Robert Frost’s usage of personification is represented by the characteristics of the buzz saw. In the line, “To tell them ‘Supper.’ At the word, the saw, / As if it meant to prove saws know what supper meant, / Leaped out at the boy’s hand, or seemed to leap-,” the quotes represent personification since personification means giving inanimate objects human characteristics. The buzz saw is given thought and perception, something that a buzz saw is not commonly known to possess. The buzz saw also was able to leap on its own will, which is another example of personification. Robert Frost usage of personification lets the reader comprehend the thoughts and lessons of Frost’s work as it makes the theme more distinguishable. Robert Frost’s usage of personification and his New England themed poems have launched him into being the legendary figure everyone reveres and loves, changing the seemingly tamed outdoor life into the rampant wilderness that Frost loved so much. Robert Frost’s “Out Out-” allow the readers to dive into the New England wilderness to discover the beauty and the true meaning to life. List Of Works Sample Poems Sample Poems Biography Inspired Poems Inspired Poems Original Poems Bibliography

8 These pools that, though in forests, still reflect The total sky almost without defect, And like the flowers beside them, chill and shiver, Will like the flowers beside them soon be gone, And yet not out by any brook or river, But up by roots to bring dark foliage on. The trees that have it in their pent-up buds To darken nature and be summer woods -- Let them think twice before they use their powers To blot out and drink up and sweep away These flowery waters and these watery flowers From snow that melted only yesterday. “Spring Pools” had truly hit home when it comes to its meaning of life and nature. “Let them think twice before they use their powers.” The line is a warning to the trees about absorbing the pool water during spring, as the absorption of pool water represents the short length of spring. The smaller the pool is, the sooner fall and winter will arrive. In a way, it reflects life as well; the sooner you mature, the sooner you wish you had more time for your youth after realizing all that you have missed. I chose this poem as it reflects North Dakota’s brief springtime and it’s unpredictable weather, where in one week, it can go from snowy winter to warm spring, then back to winter. List Of Works Sample Poems Sample Poems Biography Inspired Poems Inspired Poems Original Poems Bibliography

9 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 I had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To say thay for destruction ice Is also great And would suffice. “Fire and Ice” has accurately recorded the situation that is present in the world we have come to live in today. The lines containing “Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice,” really had a profound meaning to me. The “fire” and “ice” could mean war and disease, two things that can very much end the physical existence of the human race. The two subjects in the poem could also represent the anger and the desire of the human race, which can destroy the conscience of a human being, or even the human race, which it can corrupt greatly. I chose this poem as it describes the two most common yet unnoticed flaws of human nature, hate and greed, which drives our problems to this day. List Of Works Sample Poems Sample Poems Biography Inspired Poems Inspired Poems Original Poems Bibliography

10 Nature's first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf's a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. List Of Works Sample Poems Sample Poems Biography Inspired Poems Inspired Poems Original Poems Bibliography

11 The innocence of a child is pure, Her soul is of silver, so sure; Her obliviousness to anxiety, Her persistence to understand difficulty; As time has passed, I’ve come to ask, After many years, the child is mature, But why no longer with innocence that is pure? Inspired by “Nothing Can Stay Gold” List Of Works Sample Poems Sample Poems Biography Inspired Poems Inspired Poems Original Poems Bibliography By Rayat Hossain

12 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 tether, 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. List Of Works Sample Poems Sample Poems Biography Inspired Poems Inspired Poems Original Poems Bibliography

13 Inspired by “The Road Not Taken” Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, One which my friends tell me to travel on, A path that seemed to be far easier, for my good, As it never winds or bends upon; As for the other path, the vines surround it, Enveloping the path to the point of creating a wall of jungle, There was no clear way to travel that would deem fit, As the path would roll around and tumble; I stood, looking at the paths as I wonder, If I should be unique and take a risk, Or if I should be influenced and ponder, What I possibly could have missed; I took the one less traveled by And that has made all the difference. List Of Works Sample Poems Sample Poems Biography Inspired Poems Inspired Poems Original Poems Bibliography By Rayat Hossain

14 I am a legend. I am the one and only, The Survivor of a plague, To clear all that is vague, I am the epitome of all that is holy, I am a legend. I commit acts of just, To fight all that I despise, To bring evil to its demise, To turn wealth to dust, I am a legend. My life is recorded in history through fame, I judge the world to my criteria, I prevent cries of genocide and hysteria, Every person now knows my name, I am a legend. List Of Works Sample Poems Sample Poems Biography Inspired Poems Inspired Poems Original Poems Bibliography By Rayat Hossain

15 Enter to the burning site, Of a rocket crash; No one really knows what it was, Since it went down so fast. The site is still on fire, Releasing its radiation up high; They all say it’s a missile, It’s really all just a lie. Well, the one and only witness, Never said extraterrestrials, But only that he’s come again, Referring to him as Jesus. The news teams all hurried there, Swarming in like flies, All had cameras rolling, To the sight of the Alien Christ. In time, he became rich and famous, As if he had just hit gold, Endorsements, interviews, and speeches left and right, There was nothing left for him to unfold. It was only years later that they find out, Through investigation and science, That it was a fluke, a scam, a scheme, That was presented to the audience. He was no alien, Not even close to Christ; He just used some special effects To perform the number one greatest heist. As gullible as the world was, We would buy anything in a dash, Just like the familiar burning site, Of a rocket crash. List Of Works Sample Poems Sample Poems Biography Inspired Poems Inspired Poems Original Poems Bibliography By Rayat Hossain

16 Pictures -http://wallpaperstock.net/aero-woods_wallpapers_1505_1024x768_1.html-Picture in the poem “Unique”http://wallpaperstock.net/aero-woods_wallpapers_1505_1024x768_1.html -http://s447.photobucket.com/albums/qq199/Opp_Nasty/Inspirations/Backgrounds/?action=view¤t=nature- wallpaper.jpg&newest=1-Backgroundhttp://s447.photobucket.com/albums/qq199/Opp_Nasty/Inspirations/Backgrounds/?action=view¤t=nature- wallpaper.jpg&newest=1 -http://www.creativeplaydate.com/-Picture in the poem “The Road Not Taken”http://www.creativeplaydate.com/ -http://www.internal.org/Robert_Frost -Robert Frost Picture in the menuhttp://www.internal.org/Robert_Frost -http://cafephilos.wordpress.com/2008/06/10/-Picture in the poem “Spring Pool”http://cafephilos.wordpress.com/2008/06/10/ -http://mi9.com/innocence-baby_76418.html-Picture in the poem “Innocence”http://mi9.com/innocence-baby_76418.html -http://dietraeume.blogspot.com/2010/12/fire-and-ice.html-Picture in the poem “Fire and Ice”http://dietraeume.blogspot.com/2010/12/fire-and-ice.html -http://poemshape.wordpress.com/2011/01/09/the-making-of-robert-frosts-nothing-gold-can-stay/-Picture in the menu (with axe)http://poemshape.wordpress.com/2011/01/09/the-making-of-robert-frosts-nothing-gold-can-stay/ -http://www.developria.com/2010/07/-Picture in the poem “Legend”http://www.developria.com/2010/07/ -http://kotaku.com/#!210039/carmacks-rocket-crashes-for-good-Picture in the poem “Gullible”http://kotaku.com/#!210039/carmacks-rocket-crashes-for-good -http://www.nytimes.com/books/99/04/25/specials/frost.html-Picture in the Biographyhttp://www.nytimes.com/books/99/04/25/specials/frost.html -http://eatapyzch.blogspot.com/2009_10_01_archive.html-Picture in the poem “Nothing Gold Can Stay”http://eatapyzch.blogspot.com/2009_10_01_archive.html Information Sources -http://www.internal.org/Robert_Frost-Poemshttp://www.internal.org/Robert_Frost -http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/poets/a_f/frost/life.htmhttp://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/poets/a_f/frost/life.htm -http://www.notablebiographies.com/Fi-Gi/Frost-Robert.htmlhttp://www.notablebiographies.com/Fi-Gi/Frost-Robert.html -http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/192http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/192 List Of Works Sample Poems Sample Poems Biography Inspired Poems Inspired Poems Original Poems Bibliography


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