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Frost’s Mending Wall

I suggest the wide appeal of Robert Frost’s “Mending Wall” is, in the main, attributable to the different meanings carried by WALL as a metaphor. The Wall in the speaker’s story is a real physical wall, but I believe the theme of the poem is about WALL as a metaphor for something more abstract and ‘larger’ than a physical wall.

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