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Robert Frost: Poems Lesson Plan

About the Author

Robert Frost was born in San Francisco on March 26, 1874 to William Prescott Frost, Jr., a journalist and zealous Democrat, and Isabelle Moodie, a Scottish schoolteacher. A descendant of early British colonist Nicholas Frost, William Frost was originally based in New England but worked as a teacher and an editor of the San Francisco Evening Bulletin in California. When William Frost died of tuberculosis in 1885, the family was left with only $8 to support themselves. Isabelle Moodie and the eleven-year-old Robert were forced to move to Lawrence, Massachusetts, under the financial patronage of Frost’s paternal grandfather, William Frost, Sr.

During his time in Lawrence, Frost began to...

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