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Frost’s Early Poems
 
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When an artist becomes so popular that hoi polloi celebrate him and politicians reward him, critics and avant-gardes do their best to dismiss him. But Frost was that rarest of rare things: a poet who was very, very popular—superstar popular—and, at his best, very, very good. His popularity is unmatched in the annals of American poetry; by the end of his life he had achieved the iconic status of living legend. His collected poems exceeded record sales; he appeared on magazine covers, was asked by President Kennedy to compose an inaugural poem, was sent to Russia on a mission of goodwill by the U.S. government, was recognized on the street and in restaurants. He almost single-handedly created the poetry reading circuit, delighting the public all over the country with engaging presentations of his work. He was perhaps the first poet-in-residence at an American university, in which capacity his duty was little more than to live and exude poetry.

Frost is a poet who often seems liked for the wrong reasons—a poet who is read much but often not very carefully. The subtle wit of his language, his broad humor, and his frequent despair are too often overlooked for his regional-ness, his folksiness, and his public persona. The neglect of his true talents was compounded by the fact that serious criticism for so long did its best to ignore him. However, regardless of who reads him and for what reasons, what really matters are the poems; they stand alone by virtue of their own strength, independent of the associations surrounding them: Though perhaps influenced by, or in agreement with, statements by Imagists, Frost nonetheless belonged to no school; he worked outside of movements and manifestos to create his own sizeable niche in English literature. In the years covered by this SparkNote we find Frost reaching toward, and finally achieving, a mastery of his art.
Robert Frost is considered the quintessential New England poet, but he spent the first eleven years of his life in San Francisco. Only upon the death of Frost’s father did the family go to live with relatives in Lawrence, Massachusetts. There, Frost excelled in high school and fell in love with his co-valedictorian at Lawrence High, Elinor White. They became engaged; Elinor went off to college at St. Lawrence in upstate New York while Frost entered Dartmouth. He was not happy there, however, and left after one semester. Back home, Frost worked as a reporter on a local newspaper and taught school (in part, to help his mother, a teacher with poor control over her students). Frost and Elinor married in 1896, the same year their son Elliott was born. In 1897, Frost matriculated at Harvard University, where he excelled in the Classics. However, the financial and emotional pressures of having a wife, infant, and another child on the way, forced Frost to withdraw after three semesters.
The Frosts moved to a rented farm near Methuen, Massachusetts, and began raising poultry. Tragedy struck in 1900 when three-year-old Elliott died. The family bought a farm in Derry, not far from Lawrence, and Frost settled in to farm, read, write, and raise a family. Three more children were born healthy before the Frosts lost another child in infancy in 1907. In 1906, Frost began teaching at the nearby Pinkerton Academy, where he proved an unconventional and popular instructor. In 1912, frustrated at his lack of success in the American poetry world, Frost moved his family to England. They remained there through 1915. In that time he met and befriended many of his British contemporaries, both of major and minor reputation, as well as the American ex-patriot wunderkind Ezra Pound. In 1913, Frost found a London publisher for his A Boy’s Will, and North of Boston appeared in 1914. When the Frosts returned to New England in 1915, both books appeared in the United States—North of Boston to much acclaim. The move to England had proved successful. Frost was suddenly well known in American poetry circles. He would soon be well known everywhere.
Mountain Interval appeared in 1916. Frost began teaching at Amherst College in 1917, then served as Poet-in-Residence at the University of Michigan. He would later return to Amherst, then to Michigan, then again to Amherst. He also taught at Harvard and Dartmouth but maintained the longest associations with Amherst and the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference at Middlebury College. His Selected Poems and New Hampshire were published in 1923. New Hampshire garnered Frost the first of his unmatched four Pulitzer Prizes for poetry. West-Running Brook was published in 1928, followed by Frost’s Collected Poems in 1930 (Pulitzer #2), A Further Range in 1936 (Pulitzer #3), A Witness Tree in 1942 (Pulitzer #4), A Masque of Reason in 1945, Steeple Bush and A Masque of Mercy in 1947, another Complete Poems in 1949, and In the Clearing in 1962.
Frost’s crowning public moment was his recitation of “The Gift Outright” at John F. Kennedy’s inauguration in January of 1960. He died on January 29, 1963.
Summary
To refer to a group of Frost’s poems as “early” is perhaps problematic: One is tempted to think of the term as relative given that Frost’s first book of poetry appeared when he was already 39. Moreover, Frost’s pattern of withholding poems from publication for long periods of time makes dating his work difficult. Many of the poems of the first book, A Boy’s Will, were, in fact, written long before—a few more than a decade earlier. Likewise, Frost’s later books contain poems almost certainly written in the period discussed in this note. The “Early Poems” considered here are a selection of well known verses published in the eleven years (1913-1923) spanned by Frost’s first four books: A Boy’s Will, North of Boston, Mountain Interval, and New Hampshire.

Frost famously likened the composition of free-verse poetry to playing tennis without a net: it might be fun, but it “ain’t tennis.” You will find only tennis in the poems that follow. And yet, even while Frost worked within form, he also worked the form itself, shaping it by his choice of language and his use of variation. He invented forms, too, when the poem required it. A theme in Frost’s work is the need for some, but not total, freedom—for boundaries, too, can be liberating for the poet, and Frost perhaps knew this better than anyone: No American poet has wrought such memorable, personally identifiable, idiosyncratic poetry from such self-imposed, often traditional formulae.
In these “early” years, Frost was concerned with perfecting what he termed “the sound of sense.” This was “the abstract vitality of our speech...pure sound— pure form”: a rendering, in words, of raw sensory perception. The words, the form of the words, and the sounds they encode are as much the subject of the poem as the subject is. Frost once wrote in a letter that to be a poet, one must “learn to get cadences by skillfully breaking the sounds of sense with all their irregularity of accent across the regular beat of the metre.” Thus, we read “Mowing” and simultaneously hear the swishing and whispering of the scythe; upon reading “Stopping by the Woods,” one clearly hears the sweep of easy wind and downy flake; to read “Birches” is to vividly sense the breezy stir that cracks and crazes the trees’ enamel.
Most of the lyrics treated in this note are relatively short, but Frost also pioneered the long dramatic lyric (represented here by “Home Burial”). These works depict spirited characters of a common, localized stripe: New England farm families, hired men, and backwoods curious characters. The shorter poems are often, understandably, more vague in their characterization, but their settings are no less vivid. Moreover, they integrate form and content to stunning effect.
Frost’s prose output was slight; however, he did manage, in essays such as “The Figure a Poem Makes,” to craft several enduring aphorisms about poetry. In regard to the figure of a poem, or that of a line itself, he wrote: “We enjoy the straight crookedness of a good walking stick.” A poem, he wrote, aims for “a momentary stay against confusion.” It “begins in delight and ends in wisdom.” “Like a piece of ice on a hot stove the poem must ride on its own melting.” He claimed that the highest goal of the poet—and it was a goal he certainly achieved—is “to lodge a few poems where they will be hard to get rid of.”

 
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James K.C.
Koyikkal House,
Ulickal Post, Kannur, Kerala-670705
Email: jameskoyikkal@gmail.com Phone: 0460 2228167
Mob: 9847554625


CAREER OBJECTIVE

To pursue a challenging career and to be part of the progressive institution that gives scope to enhance knowledge, skills and to reach the pinnacle in this field with sheer dedication and hard work

PROFFESSIONAL DETAILS

• Aug’ 2005 –May’2006: B.Ed in English language at N.S.S Training College Ottapalam, affiliated to University of Calicut.

• STATE ELIGIBILITY TEST- APRIL 2006 Passed

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

• July’2002 – June’2004: Master of Arts in English literature at Madras Christian College, Chennai, India.

• Aug’1999–March’2002: Bachelor of Arts in English literature at Nirmalagiri College, Koothuparamba, affiliated to University of Kannur, India.

WORK EXPERIENCE:

• Worked as lecturer in English department of DE PAUL Arts College Edathotty in Kannur, Kerala, India during 2004-2005.
• Worked as lecturer in English department of ITM arts &science College Mayyil, Kerala, India during 2006 june- 2006 aug.
• Worked as guest teacher in +2 classes of GHSS Pala, Kannur, Kerala from Aug 2006 -march2007.
• Worked as guest teacher in +2 classes of GHSS Pala, Kannur, Kerala from june2007 -march2008.
• Worked as guest teacher in +2 classes of GHSS Pala, Kannur, Kerala from june2008 -march2009.
• Working as guest teacher in +2 classes of GHSS Pala, Kannur, Kerala from june2009 till date.


KEY SKILLS:
• Accountability.
• High energy levels.
• Passion for teaching.
• Multi-task approach.
• Ability to add humour to class.
• Self driven & dynamic personality
• Result oriented with broad world-views.
• Well conversant with latest trends in field.
• Customer handling & presentation making skills.
• Excellent Communication skills & flair to interact with people

FIELD OF INTERESTS

Literature, sports and stage performances

ACCOLADES

• The Chairman of Students union of Nirmalagiri College, Koothuparamba during the academic year 2001- 2002.
• The University Union Councilor of N.S.S. Training College, Ottapalam in the academic year 2005-2006.
• NCC ‘A’ certificate holder.
• NSS volunteer and attended social service camps.
• Tourism club member and Government of Kerala certificate holder.

PERSONAL DETAILS

Nationality : Indian
Date of Birth : 04/11/1979
Languages known : English,hindi, Malayalam &Tamil
Father : K. M. Chandy, Planter
Mother : P. D. Aleyamma, Retired Head Mistress

I hereby declare that the above-mentioned details are true to the
best of my knowledge and belief.


(James K. C.)

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Teacher's qualifications:
James K.C.
Koyikkal House,
Ulickal Post, Kannur, Kerala-670705
Email: jameskoyikkal@gmail.com Phone: 0460 2228167
Mob: 9847554625


CAREER OBJECTIVE

To pursue a challenging career and to be part of the progressive institution that gives scope to enhance knowledge, skills and to reach the pinnacle in this field with sheer dedication and hard work

PROFFESSIONAL DETAILS

• Aug’ 2005 –May’2006: B.Ed in English language at N.S.S Training College Ottapalam, affiliated to University of Calicut.

• STATE ELIGIBILITY TEST- APRIL 2006 Passed

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

• July’2002 – June’2004: Master of Arts in English literature at Madras Christian College, Chennai, India.

• Aug’1999–March’2002: Bachelor of Arts in English literature at Nirmalagiri College, Koothuparamba, affiliated to University of Kannur, India.

WORK EXPERIENCE:

• Worked as lecturer in English department of DE PAUL Arts College Edathotty in Kannur, Kerala, India during 2004-2005.
• Worked as lecturer in English department of ITM arts &science College Mayyil, Kerala, India during 2006 june- 2006 aug.
• Worked as guest teacher in +2 classes of GHSS Pala, Kannur, Kerala from Aug 2006 -march2007.
• Worked as guest teacher in +2 classes of GHSS Pala, Kannur, Kerala from june2007 -march2008.
• Worked as guest teacher in +2 classes of GHSS Pala, Kannur, Kerala from june2008 -march2009.
• Working as guest teacher in +2 classes of GHSS Pala, Kannur, Kerala from june2009 till date.


KEY SKILLS:
• Accountability.
• High energy levels.
• Passion for teaching.
• Multi-task approach.
• Ability to add humour to class.
• Self driven & dynamic personality
• Result oriented with broad world-views.
• Well conversant with latest trends in field.
• Customer handling & presentation making skills.
• Excellent Communication skills & flair to interact with people

FIELD OF INTERESTS

Literature, sports and stage performances

ACCOLADES

• The Chairman of Students union of Nirmalagiri College, Koothuparamba during the academic year 2001- 2002.
• The University Union Councilor of N.S.S. Training College, Ottapalam in the academic year 2005-2006.
• NCC ‘A’ certificate holder.
• NSS volunteer and attended social service camps.
• Tourism club member and Government of Kerala certificate holder.

PERSONAL DETAILS

Nationality : Indian
Date of Birth : 04/11/1979
Languages known : English,hindi, Malayalam &Tamil
Father : K. M. Chandy, Planter
Mother : P. D. Aleyamma, Retired Head Mistress

I hereby declare that the above-mentioned details are true to the
best of my knowledge and belief.


(James K. C.)

Ref:

Upon request

 
's preferred teaching style:
James K.C.
Koyikkal House,
Ulickal Post, Kannur, Kerala-670705
Email: jameskoyikkal@gmail.com Phone: 0460 2228167
Mob: 9847554625


CAREER OBJECTIVE

To pursue a challenging career and to be part of the progressive institution that gives scope to enhance knowledge, skills and to reach the pinnacle in this field with sheer dedication and hard work

PROFFESSIONAL DETAILS

• Aug’ 2005 –May’2006: B.Ed in English language at N.S.S Training College Ottapalam, affiliated to University of Calicut.

• STATE ELIGIBILITY TEST- APRIL 2006 Passed

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

• July’2002 – June’2004: Master of Arts in English literature at Madras Christian College, Chennai, India.

• Aug’1999–March’2002: Bachelor of Arts in English literature at Nirmalagiri College, Koothuparamba, affiliated to University of Kannur, India.

WORK EXPERIENCE:

• Worked as lecturer in English department of DE PAUL Arts College Edathotty in Kannur, Kerala, India during 2004-2005.
• Worked as lecturer in English department of ITM arts &science College Mayyil, Kerala, India during 2006 june- 2006 aug.
• Worked as guest teacher in +2 classes of GHSS Pala, Kannur, Kerala from Aug 2006 -march2007.
• Worked as guest teacher in +2 classes of GHSS Pala, Kannur, Kerala from june2007 -march2008.
• Worked as guest teacher in +2 classes of GHSS Pala, Kannur, Kerala from june2008 -march2009.
• Working as guest teacher in +2 classes of GHSS Pala, Kannur, Kerala from june2009 till date.


KEY SKILLS:
• Accountability.
• High energy levels.
• Passion for teaching.
• Multi-task approach.
• Ability to add humour to class.
• Self driven & dynamic personality
• Result oriented with broad world-views.
• Well conversant with latest trends in field.
• Customer handling & presentation making skills.
• Excellent Communication skills & flair to interact with people

FIELD OF INTERESTS

Literature, sports and stage performances

ACCOLADES

• The Chairman of Students union of Nirmalagiri College, Koothuparamba during the academic year 2001- 2002.
• The University Union Councilor of N.S.S. Training College, Ottapalam in the academic year 2005-2006.
• NCC ‘A’ certificate holder.
• NSS volunteer and attended social service camps.
• Tourism club member and Government of Kerala certificate holder.

PERSONAL DETAILS

Nationality : Indian
Date of Birth : 04/11/1979
Languages known : English,hindi, Malayalam &Tamil
Father : K. M. Chandy, Planter
Mother : P. D. Aleyamma, Retired Head Mistress

I hereby declare that the above-mentioned details are true to the
best of my knowledge and belief.


(James K. C.)

Ref:

Upon request

 



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