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There are two poets that make up a unique American poetic voice Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson Regardless of their different lifes and poetic style they still had a great impact on American poetry Robert Frost Robert Frost led a productive life that spanned 89 years Frost was born in San Francisco in 1874 He moved to New England at the age of eleven and became interested in reading and writing poetry during his high school years in Lawrence Massachusetts He was enrolled at Dartmouth College in 1892 and later at Harvard but never earned a formal degree Frost drifted through a string of occupations after leaving school working as a teacher cobbler and editor of the Lawrence Sentinel His first professional poem The Butterfly was published on November 8 1894 in the New York newspaper The Independent In 1895 Frost married Elinor Miriam White who became a major inspiration in his poetry until her death in 1938 The couple moved to England in 1912 after their New Hampshire farm failed and it was abroad that Frost met and was influenced by such contemporary British poets as Edward Thomas Rupert Brooke and Robert Graves While in England Frost also established a friendship with the poet Ezra Pound who helped to promote and publish his work By the time Frost returned to the United States in 1915 he had published two full-length collections A Boys Will and North of Boston and his reputation was established By the nineteen-twenties he was the most celebrated poet in America and with each new book--including New Hampshire 1923 A Further Range 1936 Steeple Bush 1947 and In the Clearing 1962--his fame and honors including four Pulitzer Prizes increased Frost lived and taught for many years in Massachusetts and Vermont and died on January 29 1963 in Boston Frosts most famous poem The Road Not Taken has
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