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Robert Frost

Robert Frost

Robert Frost (1874-1963 )

Frost's other PoemsFrost published his first poem (My butterfly) in 1894. By the 1920s he was the most celebrated poet in America. He wrote many poems including "The road not taken"(1916), "Fire and ice"(1920), "Asking for roses"(1915) and "a brook in the city (1915)." He completed 180 poems most were collected in his books, like "the New England Anthology of Robert Frost's Poems.

Stay Gold Ponyboy When Johnny tells Pony to "Stay gold" he is reffering to the poem "Nothing Gold can stay." To Johnny staying gold means staying young and innocent. He wants Pony to stay happy. In that perfect moment when the sunrises and coats everything in gold. Johnny sees Pony's potential. He doesn't want Pony to get all hardened up like the other Greasers.

Nothing Gold can stay (Outsiders)Nothing gold can stay was written in 1923. The author Robert Frost, got most of his inspiration from the cycle of the Sun and the Garden of Eden. The poem was also used in the book "The Outsiders." In the novel Ponyboy (the main character)recites the poem "Nothing Gold can stay" to Johnny while they are outside of the church. He remembers the poem after watching the golden sunrise. The sky always light in the East and the horizon a long, thin, gold line. The clouds changing from gray to pink and the mist gold. Both boys think that its beautiful. They wish that the sky could stay like that all of the time.

Frost's home in Derry, New Hampshire

Robert Frost Robert Frost is one of the most famous American poets. He was born in San Fransico, California and died at the age of 88. His Parents passed away while Frost was still very young, his father when he was 11 and mother when he was 15.He also had a younger sister named Jeanie. By the time Frost was he had already won the Pulitzer Prize in 1943, 1931 and 1937. He also won the American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold medal for poetry (1939), Bollingen Prize (1963),United States Poet Laureate (1958) and Congressional Gold Medal (1960). Not only did Frost write many poems he was also very educated. He attened Harvard University (1897 - 1899) for Liberal Arts. He eventually married Elinor Miriam White, his calssmate and co-valedictorian at Lawrence high school. He lived with her in The States and had six kids named Elliot, Lesley, Carol,Irma,Marjorie and Elionor. Other than being a poet Frost had many other jobs and professions. He was a farmer and an English teacher at many schools including Pickerton Academy, Amerhest college and the Bread loaf School of English at Middlebury College.

The cover of Frost's collection of his most famous poems.


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