Home Burial Summary & Analysis
by Robert Frost

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"Home Burial," first published in 1914, is one of Robert Frost's longest poems. Written in blank verse, and mostly in dialogue, the poem centers on the peril and pain of miscommunication. The characters, a husband and wife who have recently buried their child, cope with grief very differently, and can't understand or respect each other's mourning process. By the poem's conclusion, the title has taken on double meaning, referring not only to the grave of the couple's dead son, but to the likely death of their love and their marriage.

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