Robert Frost Context

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  • Robert Frost
    • Childhood
      • Born San Francisco 1874
      • Place of safety was New England
      • Moved to Massachusetts, NE, after his fathers death
    • Poetry
      • Avoids traditional verse forms
      • Erratic rhyme schemes
      • Adherence to metre, line length and rhyme
      • Imitation of a New England farmer idiom
    • Career
      • Worked as a teacher and on a farm in Derry
      • Discouraged by constant rejection so moved to England
      • Published many poems focusing on NE
    • Older age
      • Not as well praised - disappointing
      • "Sometimes callously and unimaginatively conservative"
      • Last published boook was heavily philosophical


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