20 November 2012
English Comp II
One day sitting on the chicken farm, staring at the sky, thinking about how I could be valedictorian of my high school class and not complete college. I’m struck here trying to make money to support my family when I should have had a better job by now and not be stuck on this farm. In my free time I like to write poetry. I’m nearly 40 years old and had not had a single book of my poems published, I was about to give up until my I got my first book published. This essay will analyze the life and poetry of Robert Frost. It will explicate his poems through denotative, connotative, and poetic devices to gain a more thorough understanding of the following three poems “Acquainted with the Night”, “The Road not Taken”, and “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”.
Robert frost was an American poet. He was born on March 26, 1874 in California. He was named after Southern General Robert E. Lee. Frost graduated from high school in 1862. After his high school graduation in 1892, Frost attended Dartmouth University for several months, returning home to work a slew of unfulfilling jobs. Atop of his class he shared valedictorian honors with Elinor White whom he already fallen in love with. Frost married Elinor Miriam White, who became a major inspiration in his poetry until her death in 1938. In 1913 Frost had his first book published with poems in it such as “Storm Fear”, “Mowing”, and “The Tuft of Flowers. In 1914 is when his second collection was published “North Boston”, this collection introduced some of the most popular poems in all of Frost work, “Mending Wall”, “The Death of the Hired Man”, “Home Burial”, and “After Apple Picking”. Robert Frost died January 29, 1963. He died shortly after complaining of serve chest pains and shortness of breath. The cause of his death was pulmonary embolism or blood clot in the lungs. Robert Frost was beyond a doubt the only American poet to play a...