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Name of the poet of the poem?
Something there is that doesn't love a wall, That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it, And spills the upper boulders in the sun; And makes gaps even two can pass abreast. a. Name the poem and the poet. b. What happens to the wall? c. What reason does the poet give for the condition of the wall?
a. The poem is mending wall and the poet is Robert Frost. b. The big stones in the walls keep spilling over and falling which creates such big gaps that two people can pass by simultaneously. c. The poet thinks that there is something that doesn't appreciate the wall there which causes it to spill over and break.
The work of hunters is another thing: I have come after them and made repair Where they have left not one stone on a stone, But they would have the rabbit out of hiding, To please the yelping dogs. The gaps I mean, No one has seen them made or heard them made, But at spring mending-time we find them there. a. What is poet comparing his work with? b. Who does the poet feel is responsible for the gap? c. What is mysterious about these gaps?
I let my neighbour know beyond the hill; And on a day we meet to walk the line And set the wall between us once again. We keep the wall between us as we go. To each the boulders that have fallen to each. And some are loaves and some so nearly balls We have to use a spell to make them balance: "Stay where you are until our backs are turned!" We wear our fingers rough with handling them. a. What does the poet do with the wall needs repair? b. Explain the line and set the wall between us again we keep the wall between us as we go? c. Name the poetic device used in the above lines. d. How do the walls mending affect them?
Oh, just another kind of out-door game, One on a side. It comes to little more: There where it is we do not need the wall: 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. He only says, "Good fences make good neighbours." Spring is the mischief in me, and I wonder If I could put a notion in his head: "Why do they make good neighbours? Isn't it Where there are cows? But here there are no cows. a. On one hand narrator initiates the springtime task of mending the wall and seems to enjoy the process on the other hand he does not seem to feel the need for a wall at all how would you explain this Apparent contradiction in the narrators attitude? b. What makes the narrator feel at one point that there is really no need for a wall between their respective properties? What does he tell his neighbour? c. How does the neighbour respond? What do you think he means by this statement?
Before I built a wall I'd ask to know What I was walling in or walling out, And to whom I was like to give offence. Something there is that doesn't love a wall, That wants it down." I could say "Elves" to him, But it's not elves exactly, and I'd rather He said it for himself. I see him there Bringing a stone grasped firmly by the top In each hand, like an old-stone savage armed. a. What poetic device has been used in the above lines? b. What opinion does the poet hold about his neighbour? c. What poetic device has been used in the line ‘like an old stone Savage armed’? d. What reason does he want to give his neighbour about the breaking of the wall?
He moves in darkness as it seems to me, Not of woods only and the shade of trees. He will not go behind his father's saying, And he likes having thought of it so well He says again, "Good fences make good neighbours." a. What darkness does the poet talk about? b. What notion does the neighbour stand by?

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