Robert Frost's Road to Success

             On March 26th of 1874 in San Francisco California, Isabelle Moodie and William Prescott Frost Jr. were blessed with a son, who they named after Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Frost's sister, Jeanie Florence, was born on June 25th of 1876 in Lawrence, Mass. In 1879 Frost went to kindergarten, but went home after one day because he suffered from nervous stomach pains, and did not return. Frost tried first grade and second grade but dropped out of both, so he was schooled at home. In 1886 they moved to Salem, New Hampshire, where his mother taught the fifth to eighth grade. Frost and Jeanie both entered the fifth grade. Frost began to like school so he applied for entrance into Lawrence High School. He passed the exams and enrolled into some collage prep classes (Frost, Robert (p1)). Frosts first poem, "La Noche Triste," published in April of 1890, and the second poem, "The Song of the Wave," published in May, both appeared in the Lawrence High School Bulletin. In 1889, Frost graduated from high school and shared valedictorian honors with Elinor Wylie, whom he married six years later (Robert (lee) Frost (p1)).
             After high school Frost briefly attended Dartmouth Collage instead of Harvard because it is cheaper, and because he was dependent on his grandparents for financial support. For money Frost briefly taught an unruly eighth grade grammar class, worked at a cotton mill, and worked as a reporter for the Daily American and Sentinel in Lawrence in 1895. On September 25th of 1886 Frosts first son was born whom he named Elliot (Frost, Robert (p1) and Robert (lee) Frost (p1)). Frost decided to borrow money from his grandfather after he passed the entrance exams at Harvard. In 1897 he entered Harvard as a freshman. While Frost was at Harvard he was awarded the Sewall Scholarship for academic excellence. He soon withdrew from Harvard because he "had a bout with tuberculosis," and to try...

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