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Frost and the Narrative Poem

Narrative poems tell stories through the use of verse and usually include dialogue among a few characters. They really need to be read aloud to get the full impact; having students do a table-reading of a Frost narrative poem is a really good way to make it “alive” and urgent. 

Some poems that work very well for this exercise are:

“Home Burial” (2 characters, one narrator):
Poem Reading by Frank Marcopolos
Poem text

“Death of the Hired Man” (2 characters, one narrator)
Death of the Hired Man Wiki
Poem Reading by Robert Frost
Poem Text

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