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Analysis and comments on Mending Wall by Robert Frost

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Comment 46 of 226, added on February 8th, 2007 at 11:46 AM.

I think that what the poem is trying to convey is that, yes, sometimes
walls are necessary like country boarders or laws. Without most of them we
would have a big mess, but some walls are completely illogical. For an
example you could use Race, Social Class, or popularity. Some people, out
of ignorance, are always trying to place boundaries between these things.
Either way, there will always be people who try to break the boundaries
down, or rebuild them, whether those "walls" be good or bad.

Anna from United States
Comment 45 of 226, added on May 28th, 2006 at 6:28 AM.

I liked this poem and Frost's casual style of writing. There is a comfort
in the annual ritual of resetting the wall and the stubborn resolve of the
neighbour to maintain it. I like the humour Frost incorporates. I likethe
way he mentions the spell to keep the stone in place and his mischievous
notion about the conspiring pixies.

Megan from Australia
Comment 44 of 226, added on April 20th, 2006 at 7:36 AM.

I am reading this poem and i think it sucks. what was he thinking. My
fruity little friend likes this poem. But he is midly retarted. Thought i
would leave a comment on how i feel. Bad poem Bad writer.

Ian from United States
Comment 43 of 226, added on March 16th, 2006 at 12:04 AM.

the poem talks of the routine of events in life. every now and then we try
to bring up walls between us and without our knowledge something brings it
down and then we realize that we have gone too far with somebody and then
mend the wall.... this goes on and on. thats what he is trying to tell thru
this poem...
love to hear from u guys! steve.

steve from India
Comment 42 of 226, added on January 24th, 2006 at 12:34 PM.

As the saying goes "Good fences make good neighbours".
Truly good fences do make good neighbours.There must always be an arm's
distance in your relationship which will strenghten the relationship and
tend to last for a long time.

Merina from United Arab Emirates
Comment 41 of 226, added on January 18th, 2006 at 11:22 AM.

I love that first two lines -
Something there is that doesn't love a wall,
That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it
- the thing under the wall is frost, as in Robert Frost.

Sara from United States
Comment 40 of 226, added on November 20th, 2005 at 10:00 PM.

i think that fences make and built the gap between people.there shouldn't
be any gaps or differences between people.

syila from Malaysia
Comment 39 of 226, added on November 3rd, 2005 at 10:01 PM.

WE SHOULD LEARN FROM NATURE--TAKE THE WALL DOWN AND LEARN TO BECOME GOOD
NEIGHBORS. THE WALL IS PREVENTING US FROM BEING TOO FRIENDLY. WITH THE
WALL--WE WILL NEVER LEARN. I WOULD LIKE TO WRITE A POEM ABOUT THE PROBLEM
OF BRENDA FROM CANADA.

Rob Lauri from United States
Comment 38 of 226, added on November 2nd, 2005 at 1:40 PM.

I think that the poem is being overanalyzed. The true value in this piece
is Frost and his use brilliant use of language. He coined an eloquent and
intriguing phrase and is finding an excuse to use it while having some fun
with it. "Good fences" DO "make good neighbors" The rest is Frost being as
colorful and playful with language as he ca be.

Robert from United States
Comment 37 of 226, added on October 31st, 2005 at 7:37 PM.

I Think this poem inspires people to stop the discrimination between each
other and the segregation in society.

Chupito from United States

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Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 1. Mending Wall
Volume: North of Boston
Year: 1914
Added: Feb 1 2004
Viewed: 83142 times
Poem of the Day: Jul 13 2000


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