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Transcript of Robert Frost
Isabelle Abbo Robert Frost's Life Early Life Time on the East Coast To England Back To America Tragedy Death Grew up in California Moved to East when Father Died Taught at Harvard Farmer Moved to England to Pursue Poetry Instant Celebrity Lectures at Harvard Wife Died Son Committed
Suicide Died in 1963 Buckinghamshire Why so Influential? Nothing Gold Can Stay Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.
Rhyme Scheme( a,a,b,b,c,c,d,d)
Internal Rhyme Scheme
Important Literary elements:
Nature’s first hue is gold,
although nothing gold can stay for
too long. Bliss is not eternal.
Good things eventually fade away,
so enjoy them while you can.
Treasure the things you love because
they won’t always be there. Works Cited The Poetry of Robert Frost edited by Edward Connery Lathem. Copyright © 1923, 1947, 1969 by Henry Holt and Company, copyright © 1942, 1951 by Robert Frost, copyright © 1970, 1975 by Lesley Frost Ballantine. Reprinted by permission of Henry Holt and Company, LLC. The Road Not Taken Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I marked the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference. Influences Felt Around the World Writing Techniques:
Rhyme Scheme (a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h)
Ordinary Events using Symbolism
Choices change your life.
A man is deciding which road to take on his journey.
Everyone has to make choices during their life, Frost is exploring the internal conflict between oneself while choosing weather to choose the more popular road, or the one less traveled. + Unique: Real world situations metaphorically + Recognized later in life
+ Poets influenced by his work + S.E. Hinton,
+ "The Outsiders"
+ "Nothing Gold can Stay"
+ Theme Tanvir, Nabila. "Robert Frost's Poetic Style." Classic English Literature Notes RSS. Classic English Literature Notes, 27 July 2009. Web. 12 Jan. 2013. "Robert Frost." ROBERT FROST. Msu.edu, n.d. Web. 12 Jan. 2013. Was made by collage students at MSU. c "Robert Lee Frost." Encyclopedia of World Biography. Detroit: Gale, 1998. Gale Biography In Context. Web. 10 Jan.
Barron, Jonathan N.. "Robert Frost". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 13 December 2004
Poetry Foundation. "Robert Frost." The Poetry Foundation. Poetry Foundation, n.d. Web. 12 Jan. 2013.
Kennedy, X.J., and Dana Gioia. "Robert Frost." Liteature. Pearson, n.d. Web. 12 Jan. 2013. Hinton, S. E. The Outsiders,. New York: Viking, 1967. Print.