“The Death of the Hired Man” Robert Frost Literary Term • Narrative Poem • Poem that tells a story • This series of events has a beginning, middle, and end plus features characters and often dialogue. “The Death of the Hired Man” (pg. 731) • Group 1 – Conflict • What is the basic problem facing Warren, Mary, and Silas? Be sure to fully explain this conflict showing how all people involved view it. • Group 2 – Inferences • Based upon the dialogue in this poem, what inferences can one make regarding the relationship between Warren and Mary? Answer the same question for the relationship between the couple and Silas. • Group 3 – Theme • What is the poem’s theme? Cite several details to support your chosen theme, making sure you have fully explained your answer.