Duologue and monologue to increase dramatic tension mending wall and home burial

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The poems ‘Mending Wall’ and ‘Home Burial’ are about division, both on a physical level and on a mental level. ‘Mending Wall’ on first reading is a very simplistic poem about the annual repairing of a wall but after closer reading we can see it has a darker meaning. The poem begins with a disjointed sentence, which immediately attracts the reader’s eye. ‘Something there is that doesn’t love a wall,’ The use of …

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…for her is so overpowering that she can no longer separate the good from the bad; there is no difference for her. The mind is the only thing we have yet to destroy in our world. For some it can be a haven of imagination and excitement like the speaker in ‘Mending Wall’ a sort of practical tool as a from of escapism. For others it can become a personal hell like that of confinement