At a glance:
- Author: Robert Frost
- First Published: 1914
- Type of Poem: Narrative
- Genres: Poetry, Narrative poetry
- Subjects: Language or languages, Nature, Rural or country life, New England, Farms, farmers, or farming, Walls, Maintenance or repair, Spring
“Mending Wall” is a dramatic narrative poem cast in forty-five lines of blank verse. Its title is revealingly ambiguous, in that “mending” can be taken either as a verb or an adjective. Considered with “mending” as a verb, the title refers to the activity that the poem’s speaker and his neighbor perform in repairing the wall between their two farms. With “mending” considered as an adjective, the title suggests that the wall serves a more subtle function: as a “mending” wall, it keeps the relationship between the two neighbors in good...
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