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Swinger of Birches

4.34  ·  Rating Details ·  29 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Includes poems about birds, trees, flowers, people and land for young people with full colour, full page illustrations. This title is suitable for ages 4-8.
Paperback, 80 pages
Published October 6th 1994 by Stemmer House Publishers (first published 1961)
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Jessica Hurtado
Feb 24, 2015 Jessica Hurtado marked it as to-read
In a A Swinger Of Birches, Robert Frost used brilliant forms of pathos,ethos, rhetorical strategies, and devices, to express his view of nature. In his poems he speaks about nature, the beauty of looking at it and being around it, taking it in. He had multiple poems, most about animals, and how they act. For example, he spoke about ants and how they had no emotions, they were so neutral. You would need to look at the a them up close to know they are that way. In another poem, he spoke about a sk ...more
May 03, 2016 Anderson added it
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This book has beautiful illustrations and wonderful poems. The poems address many aspects of nature. I could see this being used not only in a poetry unit, but it could also be used to read alongside a science class when learning about the ecosystem and geology.
Mary Lou
I probably prefer Frost to most poets, but I think poetry as a whole just isn't my thing.
Apr 26, 2016 Gary rated it it was amazing
A favorite. On the surface, a boy rides down birches, and that's fun
Liked and will keep this book!!
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A favorite book of poems by Robert Frosts, illustrated to especially appeal to children.
Aug 20, 2012 Annie rated it it was ok
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The poetry is great for kids, but the illustrations are not worthy.
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Flinty, moody, plainspoken and deep, Robert Frost was one of America's most popular 20th-century poets. Frost was farming in Derry, New Hampshire when, at the age of 38, he sold the farm, uprooted his family and moved to England, where he devoted himself to his poetry. His first two books of verse, A Boy's Will (1913) and North of Boston (1914), were immediate successes. In 1915 he returned to the ...more
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