Now, in the very last line of the poem, we jump from who has the power in the relationship and in this conversation, to physical power. In the end, as a man, who, as he has shown by digging his son's grave, is very strong, he has more physical force and power than the woman. No matter how much power she has in their verbal relationship, he has all the power physically. He really can drag her back into the house if she runs away. Here's hoping that's not how this goes down.