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Analysis and comments on Mending Wall by Robert Frost

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Comment 16 of 246, 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.
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Trevor Cook
Comment 15 of 246, added on May 25th, 2005 at 9:10 PM.

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

V from United States
Comment 14 of 246, added on May 11th, 2005 at 8:45 PM.

i love this poem, it is describing the relationship between 2 neighbors and
how they don't get along and arent the best of friends but they are there
for each other. they have the fence up and it is a barrier between their
feelings...like a lot of us today, we have walls up against others but at
some point our walls may fall.

hgQueenB from United States
Comment 13 of 246, added on May 6th, 2005 at 9:52 AM.

its a story between the writer and his friend. its almost as if at the
start the writer does not want to be friends with the other party, thus
drawing up a wall. later on he wants to be frenz, and they meet. but theres
still this wall between them, so theres tension between them. And he tries
to make friends again, but the other party simply rejects him saying tat
good fences make good neighbours, showing he wants a barrier between the
two of them

kenneth from Singapore
Comment 12 of 246, added on April 27th, 2005 at 9:16 PM.

I disagree with the last comment I believe the Mending Wall really is about
society and how men have to have these barriers around are emotional
stabillity. Its necessary for these barriers for men to live in comfort.
Thats why they keep rebuilding the wall.

Alex Molina
Comment 11 of 246, added on April 16th, 2005 at 7:20 PM.

I think Frost's poem is about two country neighbours who share the
maintenance of a fence. One of the neighbours is sick of repairing the
fence and tries to convince his recluse friend to tear the fence down and
that fences are for cows but the friend says, "Good fences make good
neighbours."

Sandra Wiggins
Comment 10 of 246, 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 246, 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 246, 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 246, 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

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Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 1. Mending Wall
Volume: North of Boston
Year: 1914
Added: Feb 1 2004
Viewed: 353 times
Poem of the Day: Jul 13 2000


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