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Life in the early 1900's
The 411
The early 1900's
Psychoanalytic Theory
Marxist Theory
Feminist Theory
The Best
The Worst Poem
Difficult Poem
Common Themes
Poem vs Song
Works Cited

Life Back then.....


Robert Frost grew up in a very pivotal and trying time in American History. The early 1900’s were wrought with chaos and daily burden. He was alive to experience a large portion of the most intense and memorable events in American History. He was around during a time when the horse-drawn carriage was still the most widely used mode of transportation. The telephone was just gaining use among common people and the television wasn’t even a thought in the back of its inventors mind.

He lived and wrote in a day were computers were non-existent and everything was hand-written or typed on a typewriter. There was no spell check or auto correct programs so everything he wrote had to be perfect and checked by him thoroughly. He was there the day the titanic sank; the great depression hit, and lived through both world wars (including Pearl Harbor) plus a few after. Times were tough back in those days so for him to live his life as a poet and actually be successful speaks big towards his ability and achievements. The critics of his day and even today till regards him as one of the greatest poets of his generation and most likely of the generations to follow.


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