An analysis of the narrative poem home burial by robert frost

University of Michigan Press, Buy Study Guide In this narrative poem, Frost describes a tense conversation between a rural husband and wife whose child has recently died. But with the feeling, akin to a sad, modest, relieved, surprised pride, with which he regularly responds to his own understanding, he tells her that he does understand: what matters is not the old stones but the new mound, the displaced earth piled up above the grave which he had dug and in which their child is buried.

Robert Frost is a poet that is well known for his poetic contributions to nature, as well as his award winning poems. To the man, it seems only right that he should have dug his child's grave himself, in his family graveyard, visible from their bedroom window.

This allows our team to focus on improving the library and adding new essays. The poem follows a married couple and illustrates a confrontation between the two concerning their feelings towards the loss of their son, but the confrontation later reveals a deeper problem in their relationship.

The example essays in Kibin's library were written by real students for real classes. She opens the door to leave, as he calls after her.

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Yet, they are also typical in that their emotions are those one might expect of young parents who have abruptly and, to them, inexplicably lost their baby When he realizes that Amy is looking out at the mound, Amy pleads with the husband to stop. She tries to leave the house; he importunes her to stay, for once, and share her grief with him—to give him a chance.

Really her apartness makes him out like other folks, all those others who make pretense of following to the grave, but who before one's back is turned have made their way back to life; but he necessarily misunderstands her, since for him being like others is necessarily good, being unlike them necessarily bad.

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SparkNotes: Frost’s Early Poems: Home Burial