Individualism, Symbolism, and Imagery Robert Frost

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Individualism, Symbolism, And Imagery Robert Frost “Two roads diverged in a wood and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference”, Robert Frost writes as he expresses his individualism through one of his own poems. Or maybe you have read “Birches” were he expresses imagery like this line, “Shattering and avalanching on the snow-crust” Frost used several different themes in all his poems. Robert Frost was an American poet whose individualism, symbolism, and imagery captured the attention of his audience, specifically in works like “The Road Not Taken” and “Birches” Robert Frost’s parents are William Prescott and Isabel Frost. He was born on March 26, 1874 in San Francisco and died on January 29, 1663 in Boston, Massachusetts. On December 28, 1895 he married Elinor Miriam White. They had five children together before she passed away in 1938. Frost was a student at Dartmouth College in 1892 and Harvard University from 1897 through 1899. Robert Frost’s poetry is mostly identified with New England. He found inspiration in landscapes, folkways, and speech mannerisms. Most of his poetry is plain English, conventional poetic forms, and graceful style. Robert Frost had several awards presented to him over the years, like the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, Loincs Prize for Poetry, Mark Twain Medal, and Gold Medal of National Institute of Arts and Letters. Robert Frost had grown up in a time when no commanding poetic voice was in America. He was writing his poems before modern literature. His first book was published in 1913, by then he had almost two and a half volumes of poetry. Frost once said that making a poem was “the surprise of remembering something I didn’t know I knew” (Cox 2) Frost’s Poetic imagination is the analogue from the direction of his own life. The criticism that Frost heard and listened to is apart of his poetry.

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