Facts About Robert Frost


Robert Frost was a well-known American playwright and poet born on March 26, 1874 in San Francisco, California. His work on realistic depictions of rural life is highly appreciated. His work mainly focussed on understanding the complicated social and philosophical themes of rural life in New England. During his lifetime, Robert Frost has been admired as one of the most famous and critically acclaimed poets. Some of the little-known facts about Robert Frost are:

Fact 1: Robert Frost’s father was a teacher before he became a journalist.

Fact 2: Robert Frost grew up in the in the city of Lawrence, Massachusetts.

Fact 3: Frost’s first poem was published in the Lawrence High School’s magazine where he graduated in 1892.

Fact 4: Robert Frost took several jobs such as teaching, handling newspapers, and factory worker.

Fact 5: Robert Frost lost his father at the age of 11 and lost his mother at the age of 15.

Fact 6: During his lifetime, Robert Frost wrote hundreds of poems. Some of the popular poems written by Robert Frost include: ‘œThe Road Not Taken,’ ‘œAcquainted with the Night,’ ‘œMending Wall,’ ‘œFire and Ice,’ and ‘œNothing Gold Can Stay’.

Fact 7: The Robert Frost Ann Arbor House is located at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn Heights, Michigan.

Fact 8: Robert Frost had six children with his wife Elinor.

Fact 9: Robert Frost’s personal life was filled with grief, pain, and loss. Mental illness evidently ran in Robert Frost’s family. His son Carol committed suicide, his sister Jeanie and daughter Irma were admitted to a mental hospital, and both his wife and mother also suffered from depression. Robert Frost himself suffered from depression at some point in time.

Fact 10: Robert Frost died at the age of 88 on January 29, 1963 in Boston, Massachusetts.

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5 Responses

    • Kate McIntire

      December 14, 2020 7:33 pm

      Mr. billybobjoe, I am indeed heartened by your having read anything by or about Robert Frost. Frost is NOT a prerequisite to having a full and rewarding life, Nonetheless, he can enrich us all. Life is NOT about common things, although many people stop there. If that is you, so be it, and good luck with it.

      Each of us can be enriched by the “output” of one another: teaching, car repair, grocers and so on. However, the life of the mind can set us free.

      On the other hand, I feel you may just be wanting to be cantankerous for its sake alone. Don’t give up too early in life. Anyone who is open to being more that he or she is, can enjoy a life beyond today. Good luck to you.


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