robert frost home burial

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Hazelwood 1 Robert Frost’s “Home Burial” is a narrative poem that speaks of life’s tragedies. Frost’s writings style is very straightforward and direct. In “Home Burial the setting appears to be the background of a tragedy that centers around the death of a child. It is important for the reader to recognize that “Home Burial” was written in the early 1900 hundreds. This gives the reader a better insight to understanding the husband’s …

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…and finally the most symbolic and ironic tragedy is the burial of the home. Because of unfortunate circumstances these three things became closely associated with the home being buried. All of these tragedies occurred as a result of the child’s burial. The couple’s marriage could not survive such an emotional loss. Therefore the marriage becomes buried. When the marriage became buried the home became its own burial spot for this family’s life.