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FC: Robert Frost | By Sophia Ladisla

1: Born in San Francisco, California, on March 26, 1874 to William Prescott Frost, Jr., and Isabelle Moodie | His father dies on May 5, 1885 of tuberculosis. During that same year, he, along with his mother and sister, move to Lawrence, Massachusetts. At the age of eleven, Robert begins to develop an interest in reading and writing poetry.

2: In 1892, Frost graduates from Lawrence High School as co-valedictorian. He then enrolls at Darthmouth College, but attends only a semester. | At the age of 20, his first poem, "My butterfly: An Elegy," is published on November 8, 1894, in the New York Independent. | He marries his Lawrence High School classmate and co-valedictorian, Elinor Mariam White, on December 19, 1895.

3: Their first child, Elliot Frost, is born on September 25, 1896. | In August of 1897, he enrolls at Harvard College, where he studies liberal arts. Two years later, he drops out before he can get a degree, and returns to Lawrence to support his young family. | On April 28, 1899, their second child, Lesley, is born. | Tragically, on July 8, 1890, Elliot dies of cholera. | In September of 1890, the family moves to a poultry farm in Derry, New Hampshire.

4: Carol: Born May 27, 1902 Irma: Born June 27, 1903 Marjorie: Born March 29, 1905 Elinor Bettina: Born June 18, 1907, but dies only a few days later. | Frost's next four children | (Elinor Bettina is their sixth and last child.)

5: Lesley, Carol, Marjorie, and Irma and Plymouth, New Hampshire in 1911.

6: In 1912, the Frost family moves to the United Kingdom- first to Scotland, then outside of London, England. While in the UK, Robert befriends English poets such as Ezra Pound, Edward Thomas, Robert Graves, and Rupert Brooke. | In 1913, Robert Frost's first poetry book, A Boy's Will, is published in England. On May, 1914, North of Boston is published. | In 1915, the Frosts return to the United States to settle in Franconia, New Hampshire, just as WWI began.

8: Robert's 1920's fame | Frost was the most celebrated American poet during the 1920's time period | In 1923, he wins his first Pulitzer Prize for New Hampshire, which included his popular poem "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening".

9: Upcoming family tragedies | Marjorie: Dies May 2, 1934 of puerperal fever after childbirth Elinor Mariam White: Dies March 20, 1938 from heart attack Carol: Dies October 9, 1940 after committing suicide

10: Frosts wins his second Pulitzer Prize in 1931 for Collected Poems. In 1936, he wins a third Pulitzer for A Further Range.

11: In 1943, he wins his last Pulitzer for A Witness Tree.

12: On January 20, 1961, Robert Frost reads at President John F. Kennedy's inauguration. Originally planning to "Dedication," but being unable to read it, he recites "The Gift Outright."

13: On January 29, 1963, Robert Frost dies at the age of 88 in Boston due to complications from prostate surgery. His burial is in Bennington, Vermont. | List of a few of Robert Frost's works | A Boy's Will (1913) North of Boston (1914) Mountain Interval (1916) New Hampshire (1923) The Lone Striker (1933) From Snow to Snow (1936) Steeple Bush (1947) Hard Not to be King (1951)

15: Sources | http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/192 http://www.shmoop.com/robert-frost/timeline.html

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