The Runaway

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David R. Godine Publisher, 2003 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Showcases the archetypal New England landscape crisscrossed with stone walls and inhabited by farm animals. This poem is about caretaking and concern for young creatures. It shows that unknown situations are not always as frightening as at first they might appear, and that a comforting presence is never far away.

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It tis very interesting,tis a great story for a cold marrow in thy winter.

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Robert Frost, the quintessential poet of New England, was born in San Francisco in 1874. He was educated at Dartmouth College and Harvard University. Although he managed to support himself working solely as a poet for most of his life and holding various posts with a number of universities, as a young man he was employed as a bobbin boy in a mill, a cobbler, a schoolteacher, and a farmer. Frost, whose poetry focuses on natural images of New England, received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry four times for: New Hampshire, Collected Poems, A Further Range, and A Witness Tree. His works are noted for combining characteristics of both romanticism and modernism. He also wrote A Boy's Will, North of Boston, Mountain Interval, and The Gift Outright, among others. Frost married Elinor Miriam White in 1895, and they had six children--Elliott, Lesley, Carol, Irma, Marjorie, and Elinor Bettina. He died in Boston in 1963.

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