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Analysis and comments on Mending Wall by Robert Frost

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Comment 24 of 244, added on June 29th, 2005 at 1:09 AM.

i think it is a great poem by Frost. This poem makes you feel the value of
relationships and responsibility . This is the wall that bring two
neighbors close. Fexing it every year means they are aware towards others
privacy and comfort. Thats why "Good fences make good neighbors."

jassi sokhey from United States
Comment 23 of 244, added on June 16th, 2005 at 4:22 PM.

Everyone talks about the mending of the wall here, but I think thta people
are missing something. In the beginning, when Frost says that the gaps in
the wall are made, but no one knows by whom or why - thye just have to fix
them. I think this breaking down of the wall by something other than these
neighbors symbolizes the need to not have walls - the underlying character
of nature - completely wall-less and open.

Lindsey from United States
Comment 22 of 244, added on June 13th, 2005 at 7:35 AM.

I think that this poem is a pleasant statement about life in 1914...and
today. We do things with people to keep the peace and be polite regardless
of our inner aversion to the behavior. This poem reflects respect of
others and inner playfullnes. I think it is refreshingly encouraging.

Linda Shaffer from United States
Comment 21 of 244, added on June 13th, 2005 at 1:17 AM.

I disagree with Melissa from australias comments. This poem cannot be about
the cold war and involving the Berlin wall as this poem was published in
1914 and the cold war was post WWII (1945+). Rather this poem is a metaphor
for the barriers we create between ourselves for no rational reason. Are we
so paranoid that we cant let anyone get close to us? That is essentially
what this poem is about.

Michael from Australia
Comment 20 of 244, added on June 12th, 2005 at 2:52 PM.

This poem has nothing to do with the Berlin Wall. The poem was written in
1914, and the Berlin Wall was built in The 1960s. He's talking about the
walls we build around us to protect our inner selves from others. We don't
want everyone to know everything about us. Many people build walls to hid
their true feelings, thoughts, or even past life experiences. We even build
walls to keep our memories from returning to painful times in our lives.
The stones are symbolic of the things we are trying to block people out of
- you may drop your guard and open up(stone falling off the fence), but
then something happens and we build the wall back up.

Susan from United States
Comment 19 of 244, added on June 5th, 2005 at 11:56 PM.

This is a poem which requires much thought, Frost seems to be referring to
the mending wall as a relationship between two neighbors who barely speak
or talk to one another but share a common interest of repairing the fence.
This way they both stay out of each others hair and that makes them
appreciate the fence and what it does for them.

Reka H from United States
Comment 18 of 244, added on June 1st, 2005 at 8:38 PM.

it is a very weird peom and it confuses me, i dont think that its a good
one because it is too repetitive and i dont really like it, it bores me.
yours truely em

emma from Australia
Comment 17 of 244, added on June 1st, 2005 at 3:20 AM.

this poem is about the cold war which is refered to in this poem.The poet
robert frost is on the american side of the cold war and its about the
berlin wall. the germans want the wall up to stop the americans coming over
and to keep the germans from going over to the americans side of germany.
This is the deep meaning of the poem "mending wall".

melissa from Australia
Comment 16 of 244, added on May 29th, 2005 at 5:41 PM.

This is an excellent poem about the narrator and his neighbor. The narrator
and his neighbor mend the wall together, each time strengthening the
emotional barriers between them. When the narrator says that, "he moves in
darkness it seems to me" much is told. This comment from the poem states
that the neighbor means nothing to him, just bad, perhaps evil. The
narrator is selfless in a way in saying this because this may be what the
neighbor likes. I do NOT belive that this poem is a battle of emotional
wills, but a battle of self confidence and perserverence in one another.
Please feel free to email comments back-- Email:
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--To understand this poem fully, I think that you need to read it as much,
if not more than 7 times.

Trevor Cook
Comment 15 of 244, added on May 25th, 2005 at 9:10 PM.

A beautiful poem full of hidden meaning and literary elements. ^^

V 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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