Essay on The Story of Robert Frost

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“I took the one less traveled by, / And that has made all the difference” (Frost 19-20). Many famous lines like these have been written at different periods of Robert Frost’s life. Most of his poems can tie back to a specific time and place in Frost’s lifetime. Different poems convey various emotions as Frost writes about many personal struggles and successes that he encountered in his lifetime. Robert Frost portrays his childhood, marriage, and adulthood through his various poems, like “A Peck of Gold,” “Birches,” ”The Thatch,” and “The Birds Do Thus.”
To begin with, a poem that represents Frost’s childhood is “A Peck of Gold.” Robert Frost once said, “But I was one of the children told / some of the dust was really gold” (Frost 7-8).
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He learned how to play baseball at the Salem school. Frost was taught by older boys at the school how to play the game and many skills that came with it. Frost fell in love with the sport and ended up joining the school team as a child. Many other connections that are made to Frost’s childhood are found throughout the poem “Birches.”
Additionally, other lines in “Birches” show things that occurred when Frost was a child. Although Frost didn’t have many friends, one friend Frost did have that was very mischievous, but was also able to teach Frost many things, was named Charley. Charley taught Frost how to hunt animals by tracking them and trapping them, how to skin multiple animals, and how to collect the nests of birds. Charley obviously made a big impact on a certain part of Frost’s childhood because he was written about in the poem “Birches.” Frost said, “When I see birches bend to left and right / Across the lines of straighter darker trees, / I like to think some boy’s been swinging them” (Frost 1-3). These lines relate to an event when Charley taught Frost how to climb birch trees and ride the branches down. Frost is looking back in this poem, nostalgic about the times he spent with Charley. As Frost moved on from writing about his childhood, he began to write about his marriage.
Furthermore, “The Thatch” was written when there were problems and tensions between Frost and his wife named Elinor. The poem is titled

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