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Here is a little more detail on Frost's early life. He was born in 1874 in San Fran. His father was an alcoholic and mentally and physically abused him (once slashing him with a dog chain). His father got tuberculosis when Frost was 8. Realizing his time was limited, Frost's father got severely depressed and tried to become more tender with his son, at times hugging him while streched on the sofa all the while breathing his contaminated breath on Frost. He died in 1885. Frost's mother tried to compensate for her husband's actions by mothering Frost. After his Father's death, Frost would sleep in the same room with his mother. She used the Bible and literature as an escape for her son, constantly reading to him from a very early age. After his death, Frost and his Mother moved to live with Frost's grandparents in New England.

This and any other biographical info comes from Jeffrey Meyers' Robert Frost: A Biography.

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