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Robert Frost poem has got me confused!!!

 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2003 12:27 pm    Post subject: Robert Frost poem has got me confused!!! Reply with quote

Could someone explain the poem by Robert Frost called Mending Wall?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2003 9:55 am    Post subject: mening wall Reply with quote

It's about having a wall between two properties and how there is some mysterious force that every winter makes holes in it.
In the spring he and his neighbour repair it because good fences makes good neigbours.
But there is nothing on either side that needs to be walled in. There are only trees on both sides. Trees do not stray as cows do.
His neighbour cannot see the pointlessness of maintaining the wall because he learned from his father that good fences make good neighbours.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2003 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The poem can be interpreted in many different ways. For example, it can be about living in a community.

Maybe reading Frost's "The Road Not Taken" can give you a better insight of the poem.
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