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Unformatted text preview: Frost’s poem “Mending Wall” describes the poet’s feelings in a very clear and precise way. It describes the relationship of two neighbors that live so close by, yet choose to literally put up walls between them for privacy, although Frost is not in favor of it. Frost also does not agree with his neighbor when the neighbor says “Good fences make good neighbors’.” Frost believes that a wall or a fence is only needed if you have a farm with cows—not to separate yourself from neighbors. “And on a day we meet to walk the line And set the wall between us once again. … He only says, 'Good fences make good neighbors'. Spring is the mischief in me, and I wonder If I could put a notion in his head: 'Why do they make good neighbors? Isn't it Where there are cows?” (Frost, 1914) Forest describes a time where people sought solitude and kept their lives private, without any interaction with the people around them, especially their own neighbors. This in some way tells us that people have become self-people around them, especially their own neighbors....
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This note was uploaded on 07/07/2011 for the course ENGL 214 taught by Professor Na during the Spring '11 term at Cornell.
- Spring '11