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Poetry is a lyrical way of expressing the writers deepest emotions It is language filled with meaning and meant to be contemplated by the reader Poetry is pleasing to the ear and the emotions of the words fill poetry with deep meaning The reader must analyze every word to get the full meaning of a poem A poets personal life can be reflected and dissected within their body of work The poetry of Robert Frost is an excellent example of both the deeper meaning within poetry and how a writers personal tragedy can be turned into something beautiful Robert Frost was born on March 26 1874 to Isabel Moodie and William Prescott Frost Jr His father was a drunk and gambled away everything he earned Life for young Robert Frost was filled with many problems In 1879 Frost entered kindergarten but came home after one day because of nervous stomach pain and did not return afterward He was home schooled for many years after telling his mother he heard voices while he was alone His mother told him that he shared her gift of second hearing and second sight which is the idea that some people hear spirits or ghosts when no one else can In 1885 his father died of tuberculosis leaving his family with only 800 After his death the family moved to Lawrence Massachusetts to live with their grandparents Frost eventually finished his schooling and landed up taking a series of working class jobs that contributed subject matter and a darker tone to his later poems He uprooted his young family frequently and his family l ife disintegrated His later years as a poet were shadowed by other family disasters Several of the Frost children were stillborn or died in infancy - they are remembered in the poem Home Burial Frosts son committed suicide and his daughter became insane After his wifes death in 1938 the poet lived either alone
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