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Home Burial In the poem Home Burial Robert Frost is talking about a couple is on the verge of separating They are missing the love that is the foundation of a marriage I think the main issue in this poem is the death of a child that they have not addressed yet The staircase is where the poem occurs which in my opinion makes both the husband and wife come together and the distance that is between them In their first discussion I think Frost is trying to tell the reader that the husband buried the child in the yard and as the child was being buried the wife watched from upstairs I think the problem is caused by husbands carelessness in burying the child When the poem starts their separate feelings are finally expressed and each is surprised at what the other has to say The husband speaks from the bottom of the stairs the wife from a step just above the landing The husband feels that his wife should not be worried about the loss of their child The wife takes for granted that her husband may very well miss the child too She thinks that he has forgotten all about their child she may be in fact been right He then says The wonder is I didnt see at once I never noticed it from here before I must be wonted to it-- thats the reason The little graveyard where my people are There are three stones so slate and one of marble We havent to mind those But I understand it is not the stones But the childs mound---During this passage he is being so cruel He is just sort of rubbing it in that they have lost their child It is almost as if it were her fault that all this has happened The husband seems to not be phased by the great loss that they have endured Later
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