There are many well known American writers and poets one of whom is Robert Lee Frost. Born in the late nineteenth century, Frost was an accomplished poet well known for his elaborate displays of irony and symbolism. A native Californian, Frost moved to New England, an area which inspired his nature poetry; simple, yet profound his works won him many awards, including speaking at a presidential inauguration.
Robert Frost was born in San Francisco, California in 1874 (Bloom 32). He moved to New England at the age of eleven where he later became interested in reading and writing poetry during his high school years in Lawrence, Massachusetts. This was an auspicious beginning for a man who was to become Americas leading poet.
Frost’s education, as well as his marriage and his contact in New England influence his writing (Bloom 56). He was enrolled at Dartmouth College in 1892, and later at Harvard, though he never earned a formal degree. In 1895, Frost married Elinor Miriam White, who became a major inspiration in his poetry until her death in 1938. Robert and Mirriam moved to England in 1912, after their New Hampshire farm failed. In England, Frost also establishes a friendship with the poet Ezra Pound, who helpes to promote and publish his work. He died on January 29, 1963 of a heart attack at the age of eighty eight.
Though his work is primarily associated with the life and landscape of New England, and though he was a poet of traditional verse forms, Frost is anything but a merely regional poet. Robert Frost, a characteristically modern poet, infuses his work in the degree to which his work is infused with layers of ambiguity and irony.
After Robert Frost moves to New England he is inspired by the landscape and the beauty of the landscape. This motivated Frost to write a series of poems about nature including “Birches”, “Dust of Snow”, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”, and “The Pasture”. The following lines are from “Birches”.