Poetry of Robert Frost

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Poetry of Robert Frost, one of the most famous poets in the American history, provided a whole new perspective from which to view the world. His poetry collection explores many different aspects of his writing. Though he was one of the finest poets in the American history, his works often were misinterpreted due to the figurative language used in his works. Most of Frost's successful poems were published after he moved to England. As a result many of his poems were based on a sense of New England's surroundings, use of nature and the speech of the country side; "Frost fills his eclogues with New England characters and tones of voices" (Barry, 1973). All of his poems seem to explain the nature of living American people and allow the reader to find his life situation mirrored in the readings. Even though his poems are for everyone and may appear easy or carefree on the surface, they are never old-fashioned and often offer deeper meaning.

"Mending Wall" is a poem in which Frost describes the status of relationships in the modern age. It may not seem to be a poem with much meaning but when readers take time to understand and listen to what the author has to say then they will discover the poem in a true sense. The author focuses on an inanimate object that separated two individuals even though it is nothing more then a stone wall in the middle of the field � INCLUDEPICTURE "http://api.turnitin.com/images/spacer.gif" \* MERGEFORMATINET ���"Something there is that doesn't love a wall/That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it" (line1-2).