Poetry Response Paper
Are Fences truly essential to being good neighbors or are they merely just suggestions of what society portrays as appropriate? A fence is a sense of security to some, and it is a nuisance to others. Robert Frost brings out both sides of the argument in the poem “Mending Wall”; his argument for both ways is very suggestive and is essentially left to the reader to decide which would be better, Fence or No fence? A fence that is blown down every year and needs to be fixed or repaired is for some reasons not suppose to be put up in the first place. Is it for security, a repetition, or is just nonsense? Do fences actually make good neighbors, how could they? Fences are merely just objects put in place to be looked at and admired, in no way can a fence make a good neighbor!
“Something there is that doesn’t love a wall / That wants it down” (Lines 35, 36 ), obviously the speaker is trying to get the point across that something doesn’t love the wall and wants it knocked down. If this is true, then what’s the point of replacing the wall year after year? Nature doesn’t want the wall in place for a reason, that’s why it is blowing the wall down all the time. “There where it is we do not need the wall” (Line 23) The speaker brings a great point out here in stating if higher forces want the wall knocked down, then who are we to argue with these forces and put it back up. Even if the wall were stronger, nature would find a way to bring the wall down, who are we to get in the way of this and try and stop nature! Fences aren’t meant to stop bad things from getting in; they are simply just a way of marking territory, and defining each other’s property lines.
The Dunciad: A Mock Epic? Honors English The fourth book of the Dunciad describes the fall and slow death of the English society that once taught him all the things he knew. He lashes out at his critics, accusers, and nay Sayers in his allegorical poem. It symbolizes a mock epic because of the elaborate use of words, calling on inspiration from a higher force, and using his work not so much to ...
“He is all pine and I am apple orchard. /My apple trees will never get across/And eat the cones under his pines, I tell him” (Lines 24-26) the speakers argument here that his apple trees will never cross the line and eat the cones of his pine trees, brings another good argument of why there is no need for a fence. As long as the trees are planted on their appropriate sides, they will never cross to the neighbor’s side. Therefore, no fence should be needed to keep this from happening. If the trees aren’t going to cause harm to one another in any way, no fence should be put up. Besides it is just a waste of time, instead of putting up a fence they could both be tending to their trees, thus making the trees more fruitful and more beautiful! More time spent on their trees and their own lives may in turn help them to become better neighbors!
“Good Fences make good neighbors” (Line 27) the statement made to the speaker when he asks why the wall needs to be put back up. Why do fences make good neighbors? A fence does not make the character or personality of a person, so why do fences make good neighbors? If the neighbor feels this way, then he has some soul searching to do and life altering dilemmas to look at. The neighbor may just merely be caught up in the repetitious ways of putting a fence up every year. He is also probably caught up in the fact that the fence is a sort of security to him and his trees and if no fence exists then he has lost all that is intended for him. However, his argument and statement about fences making good neighbors is sort of ludicrous. A fence in no way can make a neighbor good or bad, so by him saying this is he is simply being ridiculous.
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Do fences make good neighbors, no way! A fence cannot make a person good or bad, nor will it change their personality in any way. If nature doesn’t want the wall up then neither should the neighbors, it’s obvious that something higher wants the fence down for a reason, why argue with that? If security is all the neighbor is really intending to get out of having the fence up, then maybe he should look at the fact that his trees could be his security and that they could protect him better than a measly fence could. In no way at all does a fence make a good neighbor, we are all what we make ourselves out to be. A fence can’t keep everything bad out of our lives and in no way were they ever intended to do so. Fences don’t make good neighbors, good people make good neighbors!