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Analysis and comments on Mending Wall by Robert Frost

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Comment 10 of 240, added on March 21st, 2005 at 4:27 PM.

This poem came up when discussing a neighbors wall and it seems that the
wall is permeable it creates not only the boundary but the basis for
interaction. The yearly discussion and mending of the wall. It is the wall
that brings them together. It is what makes the relationship stable. Even
though the voice of the narrator is confused the underlying theme is good
fences make good neighbors.

Karyn from United States
Comment 9 of 240, added on March 7th, 2005 at 7:08 AM.

In the poem mending wall by robert frost the speaker feels that it is
pointless to put obstacles between others when it is not necessary. He uses
cows as a legitimate reason to have a barrie between others but they do not
have cows therefore he is left confused, basically the speaker wants human
interaction and the neighbor does not he is ignorant and gives no
explanation for his belief.

sasha from United States
Comment 8 of 240, added on February 16th, 2005 at 7:11 PM.

I feel it is a question of what to leave behind and ,what to learn from.Or
you can say, what to wall in or, to wall out. The neighbor is a symbol for
someone who is interested in digging deeper to figure you out while,you are
eger to put up your defences once again.The neighbor yet again finds you
strange and decides to add a reason (stone) to your mindset.

kEN from United States
Comment 7 of 240, added on February 11th, 2005 at 7:40 AM.

i myself thought mending wall was an extremly boring poem and was not
interesting at all.to be quite frank,it bored the tits off me!!

brenda from Canada
Comment 6 of 240, added on February 11th, 2005 at 7:40 AM.

i myself thought it was an extremly crap poem.it was not at all interesting
and to be quite frank,it bored the tits of me

brenda from Canada
Comment 5 of 240, added on January 22nd, 2005 at 9:48 PM.

I believe that Frost is speaking about he walls that we as humans create to
shut out others or protect ourselves from others. We tend to use these
walls in many ways. First, to maintain our privacy. Second, to draw a line
between two countries that aren't getting along and trying to keep the
other out of there area. But, most of all we need to ask ourself, "what is
it that we are walling out?" I also belive that the walls that Frost is
talking about are a reference to seperation and segregation. Overall, he
is saying who likes a wall and why should we have them.

butrfly

butrfly from United States
Comment 4 of 240, added on January 22nd, 2005 at 5:36 PM.

To me the poem is about teamwork. It is about the limits of who we are.
Knowing where we meet and how to meet is a good thing. The wall is the
network that keeps us together. Without the wall, we would not meet. This
is not the Berlin Wall or that wall being put up between palestine and
israel. it's a wall that defines us. We both need the wall, that's why we
maintain it, and that's why 'good fences make good neighbors'. That's what
it means...to me.

jerry from United States
Comment 3 of 240, added on January 17th, 2005 at 9:49 PM.

i think that the poem means how we always cover ourselves from each other
with walls and we keep on doing because we think it willmake things better
but it really doesnt and then even though we dont want to build these walls
we still do it because no one would back down and say that this is
wrong.....anyway i love this poem and i think robert frost is a really
great poet...

mpishot from United States
Comment 2 of 240, added on October 26th, 2004 at 8:21 AM.

I think Frost's poem is so in depth and there is so much I could say about
it. Mending a wall is ironic, because your mending an element that is
designed to keep out. This whole poem is about how men are quite dominant
and a patriarchal view of the society we live in is showed. He lived in
over a hundred years ago, but the poem applies to the modern society as
well. It extends from there to argument and that can be linked to today's
wars and all sorts of things like that.

hapi from Australia
Comment 1 of 240, added on October 19th, 2004 at 10:04 AM.

This poem is rather confusing, like most of Robert Frost's poems.
Although his poems are confusing i seek refuge in them. I dont always
understand them but they alwa ys comfort me. thanks dude!!!


SwStoner420 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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