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Something There is That Doesnt Love a Wall People throughout the world have various opinions in regard to the use of fences Some people believe that fences are necessary while others believe that they are nothing more than a means of separation between people All through Robert Frosts poem Mending Wall the speaker hints at several reasons why he does not agree with his neighbor that good fences makes good neighbors 27 45 Frost creates a distinct persona with a distinct opinion about fences through his use of symbolism imagery and figures of speech The speakers feelings toward the wall are not like that of his neighbors He does not see it as something that is loved saying twice in the poem Something there is that doesnt love a wall 1 35 The speaker does not understand the need for the wall He is convinced that there isnt a logical reason as to the why the wall must remain standing The speakers dislike for the wall is revealed when he says There where it is we do not need a wall 23 The symbol that Mending Wall depends most upon is the wall itself The wall takes on two different meanings in the poem The first is a literal meaning The wall actually does exist as a physical barrier that separates the neighbors However throughout the poem the wall begins to take on a symbolic meaning The wall comes to stand for an emotional and mental barrier as well as a physical one The speaker questions himself about the purpose of walls asking Why do they make good neighbors Isnt it where there are cows But here there are no cows 30-31 The speaker does not see the purpose of the fence because neither his neighbor nor himself have any cows to wall in or out Only if one or both of the men had animals that needed to be kept distant
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