Frost's Mending Wall, By Robert Frost

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With reference to Robert Frost’s poem, “Mending Wall”, the repairing of the wall is understood as both a verb (action) as well as in the form of an adjective (abstract). Looking at the word “mend/mending”, it is a lot easier to interpret with respect to the action with regard to the “Mending [of a] Wall” as opposed to something which is more abstract and a lot more challenging to attain. When looking at the word “mending” as a verb in connection to the poem, the physical aspects come into play than that of abstract (i.e. relationships).
About the Poet
Robert Lee Frost, born 1874 in San Francisco, California and at the age of eleven years, moved with his family to Massachusetts for the remainder of his upbringing (Robert Frost
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Frost further asserts in the last stanza of the poem, that his neighbour will not budge on line 43, coming to the realization that, “[the neighbour] will not go behind his father’s saying, and he likes having thought of it so well” (Frost 135). Considering the last few lines (41 and 42) of “Mending Wall”, Frost projects an impression of his neighbour as someone with an eerie presence, a sense of mystery, “he moves in darkness as it seems to me, not of woods only and the shade of trees” (Frost 135), substantiating the inevitable fact that even though the mending of the wall allows for a relationship to be formed between the speaker and his neighbour, the relationship is still ‘distant’ instead of boundless and…show more content…
The physical barrier itself allowed for a relationship to form amid the two neighbours, although has proven to be questioned. Regarding the mending of the wall within the context of a verb/action, the verb is repetitive nonetheless. As for the abstract ideas absorbed via the mending of the wall, this has thus reflected with the poem that tradition lives
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