The Itinerant Silas

In Robert Frost’s poignant yet realistic poem THE DEATH OF A HIRED MAN, written around 1905, the sad tale of a man named Silas is related by a husband and wife—Warren and Mary.  Silas never engaged in the conversation, but he is the central character of the poem. Little is said of Silas’ origins. He … Continue reading The Itinerant Silas