On this day in 1874, four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Robert Frost was born. For the first eleven years of his life, his family lived in San Francisco. Following the death of his father, the family moved to Massachusetts, where Frost developed an interest in reading and poetry. After high school, Robert Frost attended Dartmouth College and Harvard University, but never graduated.
Frost won his first Pulitzer Prize in 1924 for his book, New Hampshire: A Poem with Notes and Grace Notes. His poetry earned him three more Pulitzer Prizes in 1931, 1937, and 1939. In 1958, Frost was bestowed the great honor of United States Poet Laureate. Among Robert Frost’s most famous poems are The Road Not Taken, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, and Mending Wall.
Discovery Education Streaming users can watch and listen to a terrific reading of Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening [3:34].
American Literary Periods: 1620-1890 [5:36] explores the various historical periods in American literature, and identifies Robert Frost among the most prolific American Realist writers.