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Robert Frost and his Influence on American Literature

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Maddie Fox

on 8 June 2015

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Transcript of Robert Frost and his Influence on American Literature

Lived from 1874 to 1963
Born in San Francisco, CA
He worked as a poet, cobbler, editor of a newspaper, school teacher, professor, and farmer
Wrote primarily poetry, but also wrote many letters and books
Impact on Poetry
Modernized poetry from the nineteenth century to the twentieth century style
Reflects the works of Ezra Pound and Amy Lowell
Rhyming instead of traditional verse forms from the nineteenth century
Significance of sounds in each word
Revolutionized writing with vivid scenery and people
Created his reputation by 1915
Earned four Pulitzer Prizes (1923, 1931, 1937, and 1943)
Inaugural Poet for President John F. Kennedy in 1961
Congressional Medal presented by President John F. Kennedy in 1962
By: Maddie Fox
Robert Frost
Writing Style & Techniques



Rhyming between stanzas
Literary Elements
Easy to visualize each section
Close your eyes & focus on what is written

Directly related to the imagery
Moves the story along & sets the scene of the poem
Gives the poem a sense of life & character
Theme & Meanings
Overarching Theme:
Decision Making
What is most important aspect to focus on?

Literal Meaning:
Trip through horrible storm
Rider believes it is more important to get to his destination, not focus on the challenges he faces

Philosophical Meaning:
Disagreements over decision making
There will always be challenges, but it's a person's decision how they handle the situation
Works Cited
"Frost Chronology." Frost Chronology. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 June 2015.

"Literary Devices Used in Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening." Literary Devices Used in Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 June 2015.

" Robert Frost (American poet)." 2009. Books & Authors. Gale. Gale Internal User 27 May 2015

"Robert Frost - Poet." Poets.org. Academy of American Poets, n.d. Web. 04 June 2015.

"Robert Frost." Poetry Foundation. Poetry Foundation, n.d. Web. 04 June 2015.

Robert Frost, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” from The Poetry of Robert Frost, edited by Edward Connery Lathem. Copyright 1923, © 1969 by Henry Holt and Company, Inc., renewed 1951, by Robert Frost. Reprinted with the permission of Henry Holt and Company, LLC.

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