Even though Robert Frost is as American as American pie his talent was first discovered in England. He was born in San Francisco on the 26 of March in 1875. Even though Frost's family had been rooted in that area since 1632, his father, a lawyer, teacher, editor, and politition, was inclined to move around. Since Frost's father had been a Copperhead during the Civil War and a sympathizer of the South, he had named his son Robert Lee after the famous Southern General. It was only after his father's death of tuberculosis that his mother took him back East and taught some of the finer things in life that Frost started to write poetry. It was while attending Lawrence High School that his first poem appeared to the public. He was then only 15. His first professional poem was printed. It was printed in The Independent when he was only 19. It was another 20 years before his first book of poetry was published. During these years Frost was married at 20, attended Dartmouth and Harvard College, graduating from neither, worked in various places, and became a farmer. At 35, Frost sold his farm and sailed for England. This is where his Brilliance for poetry was uncovered. Frost was the only poet to receive the Pulitzer Prize 4 times. He died in 1963.
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