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Analysis and comments on Mending Wall by Robert Frost

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Comment 81 of 301, added on July 28th, 2011 at 5:39 AM.

And I thought I was the sensible one. Thanks for setting me strigaht.

Irene from Armenia
Comment 80 of 301, added on July 17th, 2011 at 7:31 PM.

Keep it coming, wrietrs, this is good stuff.

Marnie from Iran
Comment 79 of 301, added on March 7th, 2011 at 9:11 AM.

this poem is about mexicans and how they work to live longer and stuff
tadah yeh get owned

Joe from United States
Comment 78 of 301, added on May 9th, 2010 at 12:00 AM.
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Comment 77 of 301, added on May 8th, 2010 at 12:00 AM.
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Comment 76 of 301, added on April 13th, 2010 at 2:21 AM.

The wall is the boundary line that man haves against each other. This wall
is needed because we as humans do not want others to see what is truly
inside. We only want them to see what we want them to see. The facade
individuals put on cannot last forever due to the fact when winter comes
along and it " sends the frozen-ground swell under it". This means that the
weather has moved the rock used to build the wall and what is underneath is
truly exposed (mans true self). Every year the narrator and his neighbor
has to keep rebuilding the wall and since the rocks used are uneven and
"the boulders that have fallen to each" once again lucidly displays that
maintaining a facade is nearly... impossible as Frost states "we have to
use magic to make them balance". Although it seems ironic that "good fences
make good neighbors" there is some truth in this statement. Men need
privacy among society. We need privacy and there is the factor of-trust. It
also remains the neighbors what is yours and what is theirs which is
important because it is the idea of ownership. But...the narrator is not
fully opposing the idea of a wall as he states "where there are cows? But
here there are no cows". The generals public needs boundary. Due to this
wall, the narrator does not see his neighbor clearly "he moves in darkness
as it seems to me". Once again the narrator literally cannot see his
neighbor but rather his shadow.

Nancy from United States
Comment 75 of 301, added on April 6th, 2010 at 8:10 AM.

I think mending walls is about Ponies and Rob-dogs desperation to have a

BB from Botswana
Comment 74 of 301, added on March 30th, 2010 at 2:16 AM.
Mending wall

this is a poem that we hav to study in yr10. this site has helped me lot
and thanks to all of you. This has helped me a lot to write my notes.
Speacial thanks to sam from china.

palak from Australia
Comment 73 of 301, added on March 16th, 2010 at 11:22 AM.

i liked it a lot

Sergio from Philippines
Comment 72 of 301, added on February 25th, 2010 at 3:01 PM.

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

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Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 1. Mending Wall
Volume: North of Boston
Year: 1914
Added: Feb 1 2004
Viewed: 487 times
Poem of the Day: Jul 13 2000

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