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One way you can read Mending Wall by Robert Frost is that it is about a man who rebuilds the wall seperating his property from his neighbours This man this persona created by Gray doesnt seem to believe there is a use for the wall as he the neighbour is all pine and I the persona am apple orchard but his neighbour believes that good fences make good neighbours The persona tries to change his neighbours opinion by trying to put a notion in his head but his neighbour seems to just ignore him So the persona gets annoyed and thinks of him as an old-stone savage This is a very simple situation which we can all relate to But if we read deeper into the poem we may find the meanings that Robert Frost wanted us to see Firstly as we know that this persona is against the building of walls where not necessary we find that it is this persona that initiates the re-building of the wall I let my neighbour know beyond the hill This gives the reader something to think about it puts questions in the readers mind as to why he would initiate this if he doesnt think its necessary One reason may be that this persona enjoys the company of his neighbour but he gets frustrated with him Maybe this persona is a lonely person and any company is good company they meet to walk the line Maybe through mending the wall between them they are mending their friendship These are all viable options and as we read further into the poem we may understand to a greater extent why he does this When the two start building the wall the reader may notice that words such as we and our are used giving the feeling of cooperation and companionship The persona once calls this task an outdoor game which connotes feelings of enjoyment cooperation competition The fact that
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