Poetic Imagery and Political Realities

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Poetic Imagery and Political Realities
Kathy Kubisty, Omar Contreras, Adolfo Arce
University of Phoenix
Eng/ 302
David Maker
August 24, 2010

Poetic Imagery and Political Realities
Poetry has been around for many centuries and the world has witnessed many fine artistic poem writers. Throughout this paper, the life of Robert Frost will be explained along with some of his outstanding poetry. We will discuss who he was, how Frost started in writing his poetry, and how some of his poems relate to what is happening in today's world.
Robert Frost was named after the Southern General, Robert E. Lee. He was born on March 26, 1874, in San Francisco, California. Because his parents were a teacher and a journalist, he was always around books. He studied literature from William Shakespeare and poems from Robert Burns and William Wordsworth.
Robert excelled in many topics in school such as history, botany, Latin, and Greek. Frost also played football and graduated top of his high school class. Robert Frost started writing poems at an early age. His first poem, “La Noche Triste” was published in his high school newspaper. Frost later enrolled in an Ivy League college in Hanover, New Hampshire. Robert Frost was not fond of the campus life so he quit college and started teaching while he was writing poetry.
Frost got his first break as a poet in 1894 when the New York Magazine, “Independent” published his poem, “My Butterfly” for only 15 dollars. Robert Frost later in 1895 married his lifelong sweetheart Elinor Miriam White and had six children together. Robert Frost later entered Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and even though he left because of illness, Harvard University was one of many institutions that would later award him an honorary degree.
Robert Frost had to support his children so he had many obstacles to overcome. Frost moved around to several…...

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