English Test-Robert Frost

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What kind of poet was Robert Frost?
An American poet.

Where did He get his language and images and language that he used in his poems from?
Language-New England SpeechImages- New England countryside

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What kind of link did his poetry help provide?
It helped provide a link between the American poetry of the 19th century and to the 20th century.

Where was he born?
San Francisco, California

Who were his parents?
William Prescott Frost Jr. of New Hampshire and Isabelle Moodie of Scotland.

Who was Robert Frost named after?
Robert E.

Lee the commander of the confederate armies during the American Civil War.

What happened when Frost was 11 years old?
His father died of tuberculosis.

Where did Frost’s family move to?
Massachusetts where William Frost wanted to be barried.

Where did he begin writing poetry?
He began writing it at his high school in Lawrence Massachusetts.

Where did he briefly go to college?
Dartmouth College but withdrew the first year.

Who did he marry in 1895?
Elinor White

How many children did Frost and Elinor have?
They had six children but two of them died.

Where did Frost go to college between 1897-1899 but left before getting his degree?
Harvard College

In the early 1900s where did Frost live?
On a small poultry farm in New Hampshire.

What did Frost do while he lived In New Hampshire?
He was a schoolteacher at a small private school.

When Frost was unsuccessful at publishing his poetry, what did he decide to do about it?
The Frost’s sold their farm and moved to England seeking better literary opportunities.

Where did Frost achieve his first literary success?
England

What was printed by the first English publisher that Frost approached?
His book of poems, “A Boy’s Will”

What was Frost’s second book called that won a prize?
“North of Boston”

Who did Frost work with during this time?
Georgian poets, a group of English writers who’s lyric poetry celebrated the English countryside.

Who were the Georgian poets?
Robert Graves, Rupert Brooke, Wilfred Owen, and Edward Thomas.

Why did Frost and his family move back to the U.S.?
His poetry had become popular there.

What did Frost continue to do for the rest of his life?
He continued to write and and taught literature at various college of natural speechs and universities.

What colleges and universities did Frost teach at?
Amherst College, University of Michigan, Harvard University, and Dartmouth College.

What did Frost’s poetry reflect about himself?
His life in rural New England and the language he used imitated the speech of that region.

What is most of Frost’s poetry about?
It about how people interact with their environment and the beauty he saw in nature and its potential dangers.

What did Frost dislike when it came to writing poetry?
He disliked free verse

What kind of meter would Frost use when writing his poems?
He wrote in the standard meter of Blank Verse and ran sentences over several lines so that poetic meter plays subtly under the rhythms of natural speech.

How did Frost apply the speech of England into his poetry?
He listened to the speech of his country world north of Boston, and he would listed to people talk and record it.

What did Frost win because of his poetry?
4 Pulitzers

What is Robert Frost’s best know poem?
“Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”

What poetry/books of Robert Frost won the Pulitzer prize?
“New Hampshire”Collected Poems””A Further Range”A Witness Tree

What was Frost the first to do?
He was the first poet to read a poem at a presidential inauguration.

Who’s presidential inauguration did Frost read his poem at?
John F.

Kennedy

What did he read at the presidential inauguration?
“The Gift Outright”

Who was a fan of Frost’s poetry?
John F. Kennedy

What did john F. Kennedy say about Robert Frost?
“He has bequeathed his nation a body of imperishable verse from which Americans will forever gain joy and understanding.”

Where and When did Robert Frost die?
In Boston on January 29, 1963

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