Have you ever read the poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening?" You probably have. You may remember these lines from the poem -
|"The woods are lovely, dark and deep,|
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep."
If you do remember these lines, then you are familiar with Robert Frost, a famous American poet.
Robert Lee Frost was born on March 26, 1874, to his parents, Isabelle Moodie and William Prescott Frost, Jr. They named him after the famous Confederate general. The family was living in San Francisco at the time. From kindergarten to fifth grade, his mother taught him at home because he would get nervous pains in his stomach if he went to school. That changed, though, when his father, a journalist and local politician, died. When Robert was 11, the family moved east to Lawrence, Massachusetts, to be with his paternal grandfather. Robert's mother went back to teaching so she could support her family. Even though Robert had been a city boy until this point, his new life in New England certainly played a huge part in his later poetry.