Frost's Tuft of Flowers and Mending Wall

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A Look at the Theme of Separation in the Poetry of Robert Frost The creation of borders and boundaries has been around since the beginning of civilization. The division of property and possessions among individuals establishes a sense of self-worth. The erection of fences and walls keeps property separate. Walls also serve as a means of separating worlds. Modern society demands the creation, and maintenance of these boundaries. In his poems, “The Tuft of Flowers,” …

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…walls play in life. He describes the individual world that each man exists in, but shows how these worlds are parallel. The task of life unites all living things. In these poems, “The Tuft of Flowers,” and “Mending Wall,” Frost helps ease the life’s harsh complexities through simple verse. Works Cited Frost, Robert. A Boy’s Will and North of Boston. Mineola, NY: Dover, 1991. Wallace, Patricia. “Seperateness and Solitude in Frost.” Poetry Criticism. 1 (1991): 226-231.