… Robert Frost
Robert Frost, one of the best known and loved poets of the 20th century in the United States, was born in 1874 in San Francisco. It is remarkable that he was born in a thriving and growing urban area, and one wonders what his poetry would have been like had he stayed in California as it exploded in growth during the first half of the 20th century.
Fate intervened in the form of a tragedy. When Frost was eleven, his father died. He and his mother moved to Massachusetts to live with Frosts paternal grandfather. This exposed …
… (Columbia, 2001).
One of his biographers saw Frost as a man of contrasts. He was a loner but he liked company. He tended to live in isolation, but he reached many people. He treasured valued his family but often felt distant and alienated from them (Literature Network, 2002)
Robert Frosts poetry is especially known for its use of images from the natural world around him for imagery: a branching road in the woods, trees covered with snow, or a bird. His poem The Oven Bird opens,
There is a singer everyone has heard,
Loud, a mid-summer and a …