Robert Frost's poem Home Burial
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Discuss Home Burial as a play in verse.
However, arguments that could be used against this statement would be the way in which the sparse narrative that comes in between the dialogue nevertheless forms a vital element of the poem that cannot be denied. For example, note the way that towards the beginning of this poem, Amy lets her husband look at what she is seeing:
She let him look, sure that he wouldn't see,
Blind creature; and awhile he didn't see.
This comment from the speaker allows us to see the thoughts and motivations of Amy, the way that she believes her husband is so unobservant that he can look at the same space but not see what mesmerises her and the way that she considers him to be a "Blind creature." Such important details would be lost if we merely felt that this was a play in verse.
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