What's the idea of home in "Death of the Hired Man" and why do you think it's important in this story?

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It is definitely like reading a short story, and I felt that way until I got to the second page where the one of the longer stanzas is found. As I read in my mind I could feel something very familiar going on--the rhythm! I went back and counted syllables...

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It is definitely like reading a short story, and I felt that way until I got to the second page where the one of the longer stanzas is found. As I read in my mind I could feel something very familiar going on--the rhythm! I went back and counted syllables in the lines and compared them to others in the poem only to find that he mostly used iambic pentameter. How fun that was to discover that he wrote most of it in blank verse! Bravo! I thought back to my professor teaching our class about the fact that iambic pentameter is most like every day speech and thought it quite an appropriate technique when discussing a common topic among common folk like farmers.

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"Death of a Hired Man," is an incredible narrative poem. The language is simply used, but it is used in a deep and connotative way. The development of characters is so finely crafted, it’s as if you’re reading a short storyJ

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