“Mending Wall” is in the form of a narrative. It is in iambic pentameter and is a blank verse. Frost utilizes repetition of two specific lines to make a statement. “Something there is that doesn’t love a wall,” and “Good fences make good neighbors.” “Good fences make good neighbors” means that if people know their limits and do not get overlay comfortable with one another, a moderate …show more content…
Nature breaks the wall, making parts topple to the sides. Then he thinks about how humans are destructive, by referencing “hunters.” The next part discuss how both men work together to ament the wall (lines 12-24). Then he elucidates the different views both of them have concerning the wall. Lines 38-45 result in a frustrated tome because the speaker does not understand why the neighbor cannot move past the one line he keeps repeating. Thus, the speaker things of the other man as an “old-stone savage” who moves in the “darkness.” The darkness means he cannot see another view, he is just stuck with one opinion.
Robert Frost uses allusion to show how divisions can help maintain boundaries. Since the men mend the wall, with keeps their lives of living next to one another running smoothly. Both know their property, and their place. By mending the wall order remains. Whenever the wall deteriates, it creates chaos and a mess.
This poems purpose is to discuss the circumstances that good relationships can be formed in. Frost opens up the question that, are dividers like walls and fences the consequence of good relationships. His attitude about the topic is that, the fixing the wall is their time spent together that fosters their relationship. Both have their own reasons for keeping it. The theme of this poem is to teach that sometimes divides are the best way to combine. This is ironic, but true.