Robert Frost & Vincent Van Gogh
*He was silent and always very thoughtful.
*He suffered from hallucinations and mental illness.
*Wrote over 800 letters in his life to friends and family but mostly to his brother Theo.
*He was self-thought and created over 2000 paintings.
* He cut his own ear off after an epileptic attack.
*Suffered a lot with his disorders that often affected his paintings.
*His mental illness drove him to kill himself.
*His last words were "Sadness will last forever"
*He didn't become famous until after his death
*Robert Frost was one of the most popular American poets of the 20th century.
*He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize four times.
*With his down-to-earth approach to his subjects, readers found it easy to follow the poet into deeper truths, without being burdened with pedantry.
*Frost had a very painful life -born to an alcoholic father and a depressed mother, Frost was plagued all his years by the effects of mental illness on himself and those he loved.
*In a life more painful than most, Frost struggled heroically with his inner demons,out of that struggle he produced his greatest works.
"The Starry Night"
"Cafe Terrace at Night"
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