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Robert Frost is a poet of genius because he could so often make his subtleties inextricable from an apparent availability Poirier p x Frost uses simple everyday subjects such as nature man and home to get his point across in his poetry Robert Frost was born on March 26 1874 in San Francisco California His father William Prescott Frost was a journalist who worked for the Daily Evening Post in San Francisco His mother Isabelle Moodie Frost came into the United State when she was 12 years old Frost was born a year after his parents had gotten married After Frosts father had died in 1885 he moved with his family to New England where he attended Lawrence High School Frost had published several poems in the school magazine and was named class poet Bloom p12 He graduated in 1892 sharing valedictorian honors with Elinor White to whom he became engaged Bloom p 12 Frost then went onto Dartmouth College he ended up dropping out of school after one semester He instead pursued a variety of jobs including teaching at his mothers private school and working in a textile mill In 1894 he published a few poems in The Independent and began corresponding with its literary editor Bloom p12 In December 1895 he married Elinor In the early years of there marriage Frost attended Harvard as a special student but withdrew in 1899 and took up poultry farming to support his growing family The Frosts family life often strained by emotional and financial anxieties was marked by a series of tragedies Their first child Elliott died of cholera at age three Another child Elinor Bettina died two days after birth Of the four children who lived to adulthood Frosts daughter Marjorie died of childbed fever at age 29 and his son Carol committed suicide at age 39 Another daughter Irma had to be institutionalized for mental illness as did Frosts sister Jeanie Bloom p13
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