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Death of the Hired Man, The.

Death of the Hired Man, The Narrative poem by ROBERT FROST, published in North of Boston in 1914. The poem, written in blank verse, consists of a conversation between the farmer Warren and his wife Mary about their former farmhand Silas, an elderly man who has come "home" to their farm to die. Silas' plight is poignantly presented, and the characterizations of home as "where, when you have to go there,/They have to take you in" and "Something you somehow haven't to deserve" are well known.

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Publication:Merriam Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature
Date:Jan 1, 1995
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