Robert Frost: The Poet and His Critics.

in 1912 he moved to england with his wife and his first book was published in 1913 tittled “A Boys Will” and you can assume from this tittle that he almost could be referring to his son , obviously not old enough to actually have a will, Robert made one never the less , this is just one of many ways he connects his life with his poetry and demonstrates hi...

Even though these poems both have winter settings they contain very different tones.

On 2 December at the Ford Forum Hall in Boston Frost made his last address and, thoughadmitting he felt a bit tired, he stayed the evening through. In the morning he felt muchtoo ill to keep his doctor's appointment. After considerable wrangling, he agreed to entera hospital "for observation and tests." He remained in its care until his deathin the early hours of 29 January 1963. Tributes poured in from all over the land and fromabroad. A small private service on the 31st at Harvard's Memorial Church for familymembers and friends was followed by a public one on 17 February at the Amherst CollegeChapel, where 700 guests listened to Mark Van Doren's recital of eleven Frost poems he hadchosen for the occasion. Eight months later, at the October dedication of the Robert FrostLibrary at Amherst, President Kennedy paid tribute to the poetry, to "its tide thatlifts all spirits," and to the poet "whose sense of the human tragedy fortifiedhim against self-deception and easy consolation."


Most of his poems were set in rural areas of New England, America.

However at a first glance, one typically overlooks the poetic finery of Robert Frost’s work.

The poems, “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening” and “The Road Not Taken” by the American poet, Robert Frost illustrate the importance of decision making....


There are several likenesses and differences in these poems.

rost was born in San Francisco, where he spent his first elevenyears. After the death of his father, a journalist, he moved with his mother and sister toeastern Massachusetts near his paternal grandparents. He wrote his first poems while astudent at Lawrence High School, from which he graduated as co-valedictorian with thewoman he was to marry, Elinor Miriam White. He entered Dartmouth College in the fall of1892 but stayed for less than a term, returning home to teach school and to work atvarious jobs, including factory-hand and newspaperman. In 1894 he sold his first poem, 'MyButterfly: An Elegy', to a New York magazine, . That same year,unable to persuade Elinor to marry him (she wanted to finish college first), he headedsouth on a reckless journey into Virginia's Dismal Swamp. After emerging unscathed he camehome to Lawrence where he and Elinor were married in December 1895.

In Frost's poetry, the depth is as important as the surface.

Within two months of his arrival in England, Frost placed his first book of poems, (1913) with a small London publisher, David Nutt. He also madeacquaintances in the literary world, such as the poet F. S. Flint, who introduced him toEzra Pound, who in turn reviewed both and whichfollowed it the next year. He became friends with members of the Georgian school ofpoets--particularly with Wilfred Gibson and Lascelles Abercrombie--and in 1914, on theirurgings, he moved to Gloucestershire to be nearer them and to experience English countryliving. The most important friend he made in England was Edward Thomas, whom Frostencouraged to write poetry and who wrote sharply intelligent reviews of Frost's first twobooks. While many reviewers were content to speak of the American poet's 'simplicity' andartlessness, Thomas recognized the originality and success of Frost's experiments with thecadences of vernacular speech--with what Frost called 'the sound of sense'. His best earlypoems, such as 'Mowin,' ‘Mending Wall,' and ‘Home Burial,' were composed underthe assumption that, in Frost's formulation from one of his letters, '.The ear is the only true writer and the only true reader.’ The best part of a poet'swork, he insisted, was to be found in the sentence-sounds poems made, as of peopletalking. Like Wordsworth (as Edward Thomas pointed out in one of his reviews of Frost boldly employed 'ordinary' words and cadences ('I have sunk to adiction even Wordsworth kept above', he said in another letter) yet contrived to throwover them--in Wordsworth's formulation from his preface to the 'acertain colouring of imagination'.

Frost' major theme throughout his poems is always nature.

Since the second poem, or in the case of three poems, since the second and third poems, are responses to the original poem, the original poem is often written first.