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Robert Frost. By Boram Lee’ 11. Robert Frost’s Background. Born in San Francisco in 1874 and died in 1963 Moved to New England when he was 11 years old A ttended Dartmouth and Harvard (He never officially graduated) Spent a few years in England

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robert frost

Robert Frost

By Boram Lee’11

robert frost s background
Robert Frost’sBackground
  • Born in San Francisco in 1874 and died in 1963
  • Moved to New England when he was 11 years old
  • Attended Dartmouth and Harvard (He never officially graduated)
  • Spent a few years in England
  • Met Edward Thomas, an English poet who inspired Frost
  • Became famous in England and America
  • Came back to the U.S and lived in MA and VT
  • Spend time as a teacher and a poet
his literary period romanticism
His Literary Period:Romanticism
  • Lasted from 1800 to 1860
  • Originated from New England areas such as Boston and Philadelphia
  • Values intuition, imagination, inspiration, innocence, and inner experience
  • Other Romanticists: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emily Dickinson, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • Seeks for the beauty of nature
major work 1 the road not taken
Major Work 1: “The Road Not Taken”
  • A poem that is about a character who does not know where to go between two roads.
  • The Roads symbolizeschoices in one's life
  • This poem reflects…

Individualism – continuously ponders his decision

Inner experience – go through aconflict in choosing between two roads

major work 2 mending wall
Major Work 2: “Mending Wall”
  • Two main characters are appeared: the narrator and his neighbor. The narrator wants to break the wall that was built a long times ago but his neighbor believes that his wall would help to keep a good relationship
  • Extended metaphor is utilized
  • Contains elements of romantic values: imagination and maintaining the nature
conclusion thesis
Conclusion: Thesis

Frost was a…

  • Romanticist who loved nature
  • Stylist who clearly showed complex ideas and utilized many literary techniques
  • Symbolist who used symbolizations and interpreted deeper meaning

Two Major Works are:

“The Road Not Taken” and “Mending Wall”

information citation
Information Citation
  • Brown, Dan. "Frost's 'Road' & 'Woods' Redux." April 2007. Questia Online Library. 30 Jan. 2010. http://www.questiaschool.com.
  • Hart, Linda. "The English Years of Robert Frost." 2008. Questia Online Library. 30 Jan. 2010. http://www.questiaschool.com
  • Jacob, Jennifer. “American Romanticism.” 2009. Microsoft PowerPoint file.
  • Liebman, Sheldon W. "Robert Frost, Romantic." 1996. Questia Online Library. 30 Jan. 2010. http://www.questiaschool.com.
  • Perrin, Noel. You Come Too: Favorite Poems for Readers of All Ages. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1959.
image citation
Image Citation
  • Fiery, Ken. The Mending Wall. 2007. Oil on linen. <http://www.kenfiery.com>.
  • Gryphon. “The Road Not Taken.” 6 June 2009. Online image. Gryphon's Aerie. 20 February 2010. <http://gryphonscry.files.wordpress.com>.
  • “How to Write Poetry and Live Poetically” 24 Sept. 2008. Online image. Write Light. 20 February 2010. <http://writingqueen.files.wordpress.com>.
  • Teppo. “Robert Stilling and Frost.” 30 Sept. 2006. Online image.Orgtheory.net. 20 February 2010. <http://orgtheory.files.wordpress.com>.
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