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Yet Another Brick in the Wall Mending Wall by Robert Frost tells a story of two neighbors who year after year meet to mend the wall between their properties The two neighbors have differing opinions on the necessity of the wall The narrator of the story discusses the idea that the wall is not necessary and the neighbor disagrees by saying good fences make good neighbors The narrator in the poem has a very clear opinion of the necessity of the wall He first states there where it is we do not need the wall since the wall is unnecessary because he already has an apple orchard and his neighbor has pine trees to separate them When the narrator discloses this to the neighbor the neighbors only response is good fences make good neighbors The narrator seeks to create mischief by asking why do they make good neighbors further stating that he would understand the purpose of this wall if he and the neighbor were to have cattle to retain on their properties The narrator would also like to ask before building a wall what I was walling in or walling out This statement presents the thought that the wall between these two properties could just be serving the function of keeping the two neighbors lives completely separate from each other The wall is acting as a barrier so as not to let the neighbors be involved in each others personal affairs This idea is actually introduced in the beginning of the poem when the narrator explains that the neighbors meet to walk the line and set the wall between us once again By this the narrator could be commenting that the wall is not just to divide property but to divide the two men The neighbor in this poem although a man of very few words has a strong opinion on the validity of the wall His only real line
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