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Analysis and comments on Mending Wall by Robert Frost

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Comment 4 of 244, 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 244, 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 244, 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 244, 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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Information about Mending Wall

Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 1. Mending Wall
Volume: North of Boston
Year: 1914
Added: Feb 1 2004
Viewed: 82 times
Poem of the Day: Jul 13 2000


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