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Analysis and comments on Mending Wall by Robert Frost

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Comment 44 of 284, 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 284, 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 284, 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
Comment 41 of 284, added on January 18th, 2006 at 11:22 AM.

I love that first two lines -
Something there is that doesn't love a wall,
That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it
- the thing under the wall is frost, as in Robert Frost.

Sara from United States
Comment 40 of 284, added on November 20th, 2005 at 10:00 PM.

i think that fences make and built the gap between people.there shouldn't
be any gaps or differences between people.

syila from Malaysia
Comment 39 of 284, added on November 3rd, 2005 at 10:01 PM.


Rob Lauri from United States
Comment 38 of 284, added on November 2nd, 2005 at 1:40 PM.

I think that the poem is being overanalyzed. The true value in this piece
is Frost and his use brilliant use of language. He coined an eloquent and
intriguing phrase and is finding an excuse to use it while having some fun
with it. "Good fences" DO "make good neighbors" The rest is Frost being as
colorful and playful with language as he ca be.

Robert from United States
Comment 37 of 284, added on October 31st, 2005 at 7:37 PM.

I Think this poem inspires people to stop the discrimination between each
other and the segregation in society.

Chupito from United States
Comment 36 of 284, added on October 19th, 2005 at 10:00 PM.

I believe a clue to the meaning of the poem is right in front of our eyes
in plain sight. I believe that Frost chose the title, "Mending Wall", to
make his meaning clear, and that intention is irony. While some may say
that good fences make good neighbors, as does the "old-stone savage" who
unthinkingly repeats it like a mantra, because they ensure that one's
activities do not interfere with the other's, it is clear, as the
narrator/speaker plainly says: "Something there is that doesn't love a
wall." That something is nature, both the organic and the human. The dogs
overturn them trying to get the rabbits out of hiding, and people overturn
them trying to remove the barriers to their freedom. The wall of the poem
is not really a mending, healing or reparative, structure. Instead, it
merely reinforces the isolation of man from other men. I believe it is
Frost's diatribe against isolationist political philosophies gaining
credence worldwide. Too bad Frost did not live to see the collapse of the
Berlin Wall.

Don from North Carolina from United States
Comment 35 of 284, added on October 4th, 2005 at 5:40 AM.

I think this poem talks about being alone. Be in oneself. Don't care about
other people or maybe this talks on trust towards other people.

Maricel Suico from Philippines

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Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 1. Mending Wall
Volume: North of Boston
Year: 1914
Added: Feb 1 2004
Viewed: 218 times
Poem of the Day: Jul 13 2000

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