Mending Wall

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Poetry Essay “ Robert Frost ˜Mending Wall'

The poem, Mending Wall, by Robert Frost is a very confusing piece of writing. In the poem there are many contradictions, examples of irony and unanswered questions. A reader may be able to find many interpretations to the poem. The poem is basically about walls and how they need to be mended after natural and unnatural wear. However there is more to this poem than its title suggests.

There are two main themes to this poem. The first on about building barriers and how they continuously fall, and the second is about persistence. I believe the poet is trying to express that there are two types of people: Wall builders and wall destroyers. Though the wall is continuously being repaired the poet implies that there is always something that wears the wall down (something there is that doesn't love a wall). Frost might be referring to real life situations and issues with people here. Frost also shows persistence... Continue Reading