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Comment 70 of 240, added on February 25th, 2010 at 3:01 PM.
duh

this poem is talking about the boundaries man builds against man. things
like race,caste,religion.the speaker's neighbor won't budge on his opinion
of the fence.he thinks it's neccessary.the speaker tries to convince him
that you don't need a fence and they can live in peace without it.nothing
moves the grumpy neighbor.it's pretty much about that.yup.

haley ♥ from United States
Comment 69 of 240, added on February 16th, 2010 at 9:45 AM.
...just dropping buy...


..according to my own understainding, "MENDING WALL" discusses so many
topics..

first is the wrong beliefs such...
GOOD FENCES, MAKES GOOD NEIGHBORS
..how could you be close with your neighbor if there is a wall between
you and themm..

second is the relationship between rich and poor
...just like what Frost said SOME ARE LOAVES AND SOME ARE NEARLY
BALLS
...rich eats loaves and poor eats those things which are nearly
balls..

..some thinks that it is better for them to live in separate ways..

...just sharing..c:

setshumaru from Philippines
Comment 68 of 240, added on January 28th, 2010 at 6:56 AM.
mending wall

in short mending wall is a poem of brotherhood

mervat from Yemen
Comment 67 of 240, added on January 14th, 2010 at 12:57 PM.
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bob limavfde from Australia
Comment 66 of 240, added on October 29th, 2009 at 11:15 PM.

i think the things that are being compared here are things of nature

steve from United States
Comment 65 of 240, added on June 13th, 2009 at 4:07 AM.

Robert Frost is a well-known poet, with many famous poems such as ‘The Road
Not Taken’ and ‘Out, Out--’ but the poem that has been chosen to be
analysed is called ‘Mending Wall’. The writer of the poem, Robert Frost,
was born in San Francisco and as years passed he moved to Massachusetts
were his father died from tuberculosis, after which he started writing
poetry. After moving to New Hampshire and failing to publish his poetry
books, he consequently fell into poverty. In 1913 his first published book
established him as an author and his fame grew as years passed. Most of
Frost’s poems reflect Rural England and convey a compelling aspect of
imagery. Imagery is just one of components in his poem ‘Mending Wall’. It
also features an inspiring theme, heavy use of metaphors and good use of
repetition.

Robert Frost's "Mending Wall" is a poem about the walls (or barriers) that
people use to avoid the outside world and its problems. The two men meet
each spring to repair the wall that has been damaged by the
“frozen-ground-swell”. Frost shows how isolating oneself leads to hostility
toward others. The narrator, who doesn’t think they need the wall, hopes to
convince the narrator that "There where it is we do not need the wall." The
neighbour repeats his father's saying, "Good fences make good neighbors."
The differing views of beliefs, like many relationships in our modern
world, are never resolved because of how the two men view one another's
ideas. The narrator sees the neighbour as an "old stone savage armed." The
other man refuses to argue in favour of neighbourliness.
In this poem, Frost examines the way in which we interact with one another
and how we function as a whole. Man has difficulty communicating and
relating to one another and as a result, we have a tendency to close
ourselves off from others. In the lack of effective communication, we avoid
any meaningful communication with others in order to gain privacy. Frost's
use of language reinforces the idea of isolation.
To please the yelping dogs. The gaps I mean,
No one has seen them made or heard them made,
But at spring mending-time we find them there.
When writing about the wall's annual collapse, Frost uses the word "gaps"
to portray the holes in the wall. Yet, this could also stand for the "gaps"
that the neighbours are creating between each other. "No one has seen them
made or heard them made" but somehow the gaps naturally exist and are
always found when the two get together.

Sam from China
Comment 64 of 240, added on May 12th, 2009 at 9:29 AM.

May be frost has influnced by his growth and environmet

medhat saleh from Egypt
Comment 63 of 240, added on May 10th, 2009 at 3:43 AM.

this poem shows the barriers between the rich and the poo, the two classes
in the society and the wall is the difference between them

sarah from Egypt
Comment 62 of 240, added on May 7th, 2009 at 12:36 AM.

North of Boston is a collection of works by Robert Frost depicting things
that range from complex situations to tragedy and fear. His second poem in
this collection is called the Mending Wall. In the poem a wall separating
two neighbors is at first destroyed by the environment but is later fixed
by the two of them. The wall is symbolic to their type of relationship; one
neighbor prefers to be left alone, while the other is curious and enjoys
company. This relationship is reinforced by a statement the neighbor makes,
“good fences make good neighbors,” he replies, inferring that he wants to
be left alone.

tom anderson from United States
Comment 61 of 240, added on May 7th, 2009 at 12:16 AM.

In the Mending Wall, written by Robert Frost really emphasizes the fact
that we build walls between one another to hide our feelings, thoughts, and
our past or future. Which is a insecure way of blocking people out by
building yourself that can keep your guard up at all time. This poem uses
irony is “And set the wall between us once again, We keep the wall between
us as we go.” Make the narrator realize that the wall separates him from
his neighbors, but at the same time unites them at mending time, which is
for the purpose of placing themselves apart again.

Sahar Saghafi from United States

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Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 1. Mending Wall
Volume: North of Boston
Year: 1914
Added: Feb 1 2004
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Poem of the Day: Jul 13 2000


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