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Composition II Mr. Rafalowski Annotated Bibliography Tuesday-Thursday 8 AM: Ashley Bone

Finding Background Information in the JSCC Library

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Background Information that helped me

Born March 26, 1874, in San Francisco, Robert Frost is known as one of America’s most popular poets, with his accomplishments of winning four Pulitzer Prizes in poetry. He wrote mostly about his rural life and its conversational issues during the time when America's farms were giving way to industrialization and urbanization. Later, his works were inspired by the life and landscape of New England, though, he gained most of his fame as a local writer. He’s known as having often dark reflections on common themes, and is interpreted as a modern poet, in which his works contain a lot of ambiguity and irony.

While growing up, his father worked as a teacher and newspaper editor. Frost later moved to England after his father’s passing in 1885 to discover his true passion for reading and writing, in which he earned a degree at Harvard. He wrote his first poem, “The Butterfly,” that was published on November 8, 1894, in the New York newspaper the Independent. In 1895, Frost married a woman named Elinor Miriam White, who became a huge inspiration for his poetry until her death in 1938. They moved to England together in 1912, after their New Hampshire farm failed. While abroad, Frost had met contemporary British poets, Edward Thomas, Rupert Brooke, and Robert Grave, whom had inspired him greatly. During Robert Frost’s later years, he served as a “Poet in Residence” at Amherst College, the University of Michigan, and few other colleges. He held the division of being the first poet to be in the program of a presidential inauguration when he read “Dedication” for fellow New Englander John F. Kennedy on January 20, 1961. He then lived out his final years in Massachusetts and Vermont until his death in Boston on January 29, 1963.

Books I found to be useful

This source gave a list of all of Robert Frost’s poems. It was helpful in identifying and understanding the meanings and themes within his works. 

Useful Magazine and Journal Articles

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Robert Frost