"Mending Wall" by Robert Frost
Read "Mending Wall" by Robert Frost
Navigate to the threaded discussion below. Copy and paste the following questions and your answers to each of them into your initial post:
The first line of the poem says, “Something there is that doesn’t love a wall,…” What is the “something” that doesn’t love a wall? Support your answer with specific reference to the poem.
What activity are the two neighbors engaged in throughout the poem?
What is the speaker’s attitude toward the wall? Support your answer by quoting the text directly.
The speaker’s neighbor says, “Good fences make good neighbors.” What is the source of this quote, according to the poem?
Identify a simile in the poem. What does the speaker imply about his neighbor through this simile?
The speaker says of his neighbor, “He moves in darkness it seems to me,…” What does he mean by this? Support your answer with direct reference to the text.
What kind of relationship would the speaker like to have with his neighbor? Support your answer by quoting the text directly.
Modernist writers saw American society as fragmented, or divided. Explain how this poem communicates that message.
Examine the title of the poem. Notice that it can be read in two different ways. Mending (fixing) can refer to fixing the wall, or mending can be read as an adjective describing the wall (a wall that mends). Explain the significance of the title.
Write a thesis statement for this poem that identifies at least two literary devices and a specific, universal theme.