About the poet: About the poet Robert Lee Frost (March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963) was an American poet. He is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech. His work frequently employed settings from rural life in New England in the early twentieth century, using them to examine complex social and philosophical themes. One of the most popular and critically respected American poets of his generation, Frost was honored frequently during his lifetime, receiving four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry.
Robert’s Personal Life: Robert’s Personal Life Robert Frost's personal life was plagued with grief and loss. In 1885 when Frost was 11, his father died of tuberculosis, leaving the family with just eight dollars. Frost's mother died of cancer in 1900. In 1920, Frost had to commit his younger sister Jeanie to a mental hospital, where she died nine years later. Mental illness apparently ran in Frost's family, as both he and his mother suffered from depression, and his daughter Irma was committed to a mental hospital in 1947. Frost's wife, Elinor, also experienced bouts of depression. Elinor and Robert Frost had six children: son Elliot (1896–1904, died of cholera); daughter Lesley Frost Ballantine (1899–1983); son Carol (1902–1940, committed suicide); daughter Irma (1903–1967); daughter Marjorie (1905–1934, died as a result of puerperal fever after childbirth); and daughter Elinor Bettina (died just three days after her birth in 1907). Only Lesley and Irma outlived their father.
Works selected by him : Works selected by him Poems After Apple-Picking Acquainted with the Night The Aim Was Song An Old Man's Winter Night The Armful Asking for Roses The Bear Bereft
Poetry Collections of Robert Frost: Poetry Collections of Robert Frost Poetry collections North of Boston (David Nutt, 1914; Holt, 1914) "Mending Wall" Mountain Interval (Holt, 1916) "The Road Not Taken" Selected Poems (Holt, 1923) Includes poems from first three volumes and the poem The Runaway New Hampshire (Holt, 1923; Grant Richards, 1924) Several Short Poems (Holt, 1924) Selected Poems (Holt, 1928) West-Running Brook (Holt, 1928? 1929)
His Plays: His Plays Plays: A Way Out: A One Act Play (Harbor Press, 1929). The Cow's in the Corn: A One Act Irish Play in Rhyme (Slide Mountain Press, 1929). A Masque of Reason (Holt, 1945). A Masque of Mercy (Holt, 1947).
His Prizes: His Prizes Pulitzer Prizes: 1924 for New Hampshire: A Poem With Notes and Grace Notes 1931 for Collected Poems 1937 for A Further Range 1943 for A Witness Tree
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