Robert Frost 's Mending Wall Essay

767 Words Jul 23rd, 2015 4 Pages
According to Dictionary.com, literature is defined as writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography and essays. Often times, many of these literary works share common themes, plots, settings and character personalities, even if they are written in different time periods. Although plays, dramas and screenplays are not in the literary works category, they are frequently known to be comprised of these similar literary elements as well. This appears to be the case in Robert Frost’s famous poem, “Mending Wall” and Neil Simon’s well known drama, The Odd Couple. While these two writings are categorized in different groups, they share the comparable theme of limitations. It is a person’s civilized responsibility to, at all times, know their boundaries in life.
Robert Frost was born on March 26, 1874, in San Francisco, California. He became interested in reading and writing poetry during his high school years. Most of his poems are notable for the informal, organized language that implies messages rather than openly stating them. Perhaps in his poem, “Mending Wall”, Frost is speaking of two different kinds of walls, both physical and emotional. There is the actual wall that separates the land of the two speakers in the poem, and there is the implication of a wall symbolic to the distance people allow between themselves and others in order to…

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