Monday, July 16, 2007

Fences Everywhere

This fence was near Harper's Ferry, West Virginia. It's called a "split rail" fence. There were lots of these kinds of fences in the area. By constructing them in this zig zag pattern, no nails are needed. President Abraham Lincoln "split rails" to earn money when he was a teenager. Read MENDING WALL by Robert Frost, a famous American poet, and see what he says about fences. (You can google "Mending Wall" to read the poem?)

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