Robert Frost, Mending Wall

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“Mending Wall” is the first poem in Robert Frost’s second volume, North of Boston, published by David Nutt in England in 1914. Approaching 40, Frost had sailed from the United States in September 1912 with “three books when I went over – A Boy’s Will, North of Boston, and parts of Mountain Interval in a looseleaf heap” (Poirier, “Robert Frost”, 88). Frost had been sending poems to local journals like Derry News and Poultry Journal, and regional ones like New England Magazine since 1894, explaining, “I thought the way to a book was the magazines. I hadn’t had too much luck with them” (Ibid.). His …

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Citation: Lewis, Leon. "Mending Wall". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 10 July 2022 [, accessed 23 March 2023.]

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