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Analysis and comments on Mending Wall by Robert Frost

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Comment 51 of 291, added on May 25th, 2007 at 1:59 AM.

In this poem I believe that Frost is describig a wall that seperates two
neigbors. they have no communication between each other and can't see or
speack to each other. I do believe that there are walls soemtimes in todays
world. Between, what ethnisity you are, social class, or even in high
school the cliques. "The Wall" pervents us from having any friendships
build or and other kind of relashonships.

Christine Fissella from United States
Comment 50 of 291, added on May 24th, 2007 at 9:02 PM.

In this poem "Mending Wall," the author Robert Frost, refers to the wall as
it were the cold war and that was the Berlin Wall. Its about 2 neighbors
who don't get along (just like the east germans and west germans). And its
not allowing the neighbors to interact and get to know eachother.

Nick from United States
Comment 49 of 291, added on April 9th, 2007 at 6:33 PM.

is a very neat and interesting poem.

Meghan from United States
Comment 48 of 291, added on March 20th, 2007 at 11:03 AM.

This poem is Horrible. I think they should tear down the wall and be
friends. not really. THIS POEM SUCKS

Pots a. Pans from United States
Comment 47 of 291, added on March 2nd, 2007 at 2:50 PM.

Robert Frost's "Mending Wall" is a poem about the barriers that people use
separate themselves from the outside world and its problems. The two men
meet each
spring to repair the wall that has been damaged by the winter ground swell.
Frost shows
how isolating oneself leads to hostility toward others. Speaker one, who
wants the wall,
hopes to convince speaker two that "There where it is we do not need the
wall." Speaker
two repeats his father's saying, "Good fences make good neighbors." The
views of human relations, like many relationships in our modern world, are
resolved because of how the two men view one another's ideas. Speaker one
speaker two, at one point, as an "old stone savage armed." Speaker two
simply closes
his mind to any argument in favor of neighborliness. Both men have been
conditioned to
think as they do. Frost shows how the world as a whole views these ideas.
Repairing the
wall is a metaphor for continued isolation, a condition that gave rise to
World war I.

Blu from United States
Comment 46 of 291, added on February 8th, 2007 at 11:46 AM.

I think that what the poem is trying to convey is that, yes, sometimes
walls are necessary like country boarders or laws. Without most of them we
would have a big mess, but some walls are completely illogical. For an
example you could use Race, Social Class, or popularity. Some people, out
of ignorance, are always trying to place boundaries between these things.
Either way, there will always be people who try to break the boundaries
down, or rebuild them, whether those "walls" be good or bad.

Anna from United States
Comment 45 of 291, added on May 28th, 2006 at 6:28 AM.

I liked this poem and Frost's casual style of writing. There is a comfort
in the annual ritual of resetting the wall and the stubborn resolve of the
neighbour to maintain it. I like the humour Frost incorporates. I likethe
way he mentions the spell to keep the stone in place and his mischievous
notion about the conspiring pixies.

Megan from Australia
Comment 44 of 291, added on April 20th, 2006 at 7:36 AM.

I am reading this poem and i think it sucks. what was he thinking. My
fruity little friend likes this poem. But he is midly retarted. Thought i
would leave a comment on how i feel. Bad poem Bad writer.

Ian from United States
Comment 43 of 291, added on March 16th, 2006 at 12:04 AM.

the poem talks of the routine of events in life. every now and then we try
to bring up walls between us and without our knowledge something brings it
down and then we realize that we have gone too far with somebody and then
mend the wall.... this goes on and on. thats what he is trying to tell thru
this poem...
love to hear from u guys! steve.

steve from India
Comment 42 of 291, added on January 24th, 2006 at 12:34 PM.

As the saying goes "Good fences make good neighbours".
Truly good fences do make good neighbours.There must always be an arm's
distance in your relationship which will strenghten the relationship and
tend to last for a long time.

Merina from United Arab Emirates

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Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 1. Mending Wall
Volume: North of Boston
Year: 1914
Added: Feb 1 2004
Viewed: 144 times
Poem of the Day: Jul 13 2000

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