How can I write an essay on "Mending Wall" by Robert Frost?

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There are so many directions your essay could take if you were to write on “Mending Wall.” If your teacher has given you a specific prompt to answer, I would be sure to write in an essay in response to that. However, in the absence of a specific prompt, it will be up to you to formulate the question and the answer. In that case, you could write about “Mending Wall” in the context of Frost’s other poems. “Mending Wall” contains many trademarks of Frost’s poetry: imagery , rural setting, and metaphors. You could explore how “Mending Wall” represents a particular moment in Frost’s evolution as a poet. Is it in keeping with Frost’s style, or does it represent a significant departure from some aspect of his poetry? You could also write an essay that analyzed how Frost’s use of literary devices developed the theme of the poem. Or you might attempt to offer a unique analysis of the line “Good fences make good neighbors.” This line is known to many who haven’t read...

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