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Walking Away Summary & Analysis
by Cecil Day-Lewis

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"Walking Away" is a poem published in 1962 by Cecil Day-Lewis, former Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom. It is an autobiographical poem dedicated to the poet's son Sean. Beginning with a memory of Sean's first football game, it is a meditation on the challenges children must brave on their own in order to grow up and on the pain parents suffer in allowing their children to "walk away" and face those challenges on their own.

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