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Analysis and comments on The Death of the Hired Man by Robert Frost

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Comment 11 of 551, added on December 10th, 2006 at 7:04 PM.

This poem represents a theme that we have lived in our own experience our
whole lives. The fact of this reality is bull shit, and Robert Frost is
trying to corrupt the mind of the reader and make the reader feel guilty in
his past experience. I say screw your own history and move forward with a
high fucking head!

TJ Cusack from United States
Comment 10 of 551, added on April 7th, 2006 at 7:52 AM.

I see some of the themes such as coming home, and reminising about the past
but are there any more hidden themes than that???

BRINKLES from United States
Comment 9 of 551, added on April 7th, 2006 at 7:46 AM.

I see now,he came back because this was the closest thing he had to a
Thanks,bye bye.

BRINKLES from United States
Comment 8 of 551, added on April 6th, 2006 at 7:40 PM.

Earl Newman from United States said "Mary define home as, “Home is the
place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.” Here we
see the essential definition of the concept of home. Warren follows this by
stating, “I should have called it something you somehow haven’t to

however, he is incorrect. Mary is the one who says the latter, and Warren
the former...

Mike Kalajian from United States
Comment 7 of 551, added on April 6th, 2006 at 7:34 AM.

After all he has been through I don't see why Silas would come back. I do
understand his past history here but why come back???

BRINKLES from United States
Comment 6 of 551, added on March 16th, 2006 at 1:30 AM.

this poem is very intense and the lines of Mary pulls u into the story.
Frost speaks of how some people could be attached to us eventhough we think
otherwise. the lines
"'he has come home to die:
You needn't be afraid he'll leave you this time.'
'Home,' he mocked gently.
'Yes, what else but home?
It all depends on what you mean by home.
Of course he's nothing to us, any more
then was the hound that came a stranger to us
Out of the woods, worn out upon the trail.'
'Home is the place where, when you have to go there,
They have to take you in.'"
is very poignant and well threaded in the poem.
love it so much.

steve from India
Comment 5 of 551, added on February 22nd, 2006 at 12:44 AM.

good score

tayyaba from Pakistan
Comment 4 of 551, added on November 4th, 2005 at 11:05 PM.

I really like this poem - that it is a whole story contained in one poem is
really intriguing. I also agree with the comments written below - except
for the statement that this is a 'short' poem!

Nikki from Australia
Comment 3 of 551, added on September 25th, 2005 at 6:25 AM.

NiCe PoEm!! HuHh ok.... bye

kwin from Philippines
Comment 2 of 551, added on January 28th, 2005 at 8:49 AM.

Why did Silas return to the farm with Mary and Warren ?Did he have an
option ?

Michelle Bevington from Canada

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Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 2. The Death of the Hired Man
Volume: North of Boston
Year: 1914
Added: Feb 1 2004
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