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The Runaway

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ONE OF Robert Frost's most appealing poems for children, "The Runaway" brings the reader to a rolling upland meadow just as autumn turns to winter and snow begins to fall. Artist Glenna Lang evokes the archetypal New England landscape criss-crossed with stone walls and inhabited by a winsome colt, sympathetic child, and playful dog. Adults may see the poignancy and ambigui ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published June 1st 2003 by David R. Godine Publisher (first published March 19th 1998)
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Tyler Wetzel
Mar 10, 2016 Tyler Wetzel rated it really liked it
personal response: This was a interesting poem. I had never read a poem by Robert Frost until now, and I think I would like to read more.

plot summary: This poem is about two guys who are walking and stop by a mountain pasture to watch the first snowfall. Then they see a "morgan" or a breed of horse and stop and look at it. The horse snorted at the people and ran off. Then the people talk about how he must be afraid of the snow and that the owner should have taken the horse inside by now.

Jan 03, 2009 Jen rated it really liked it
left us thinking about the deeper meaning of what Frost was saying, but without looking too deep it is a fun read and makes you want to get out into nature - even in the snow!
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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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