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Mending Wall

The “Mending Wall” is a dramatic narrative poem by Robert Frost.  It was first published in 1914, in his collection called North of Boston.  The title “Mending Wall” refers to the activity of the speaker and his neighbor, which is repairing a wall between their farms.  The mending of the wall could also represent the relationship between the two neighbors.  The poem mostly is about physical and emotional barriers between people.


LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Term


  • Frost, Robert (Subject)


Call Number for Browsing the Shelves


  •  PS3511 .R94


Circulating Books – A Selected List

  •  Bloom, Harold (Ed.). Robert Frost. 1999.

                   Call Number:  PS3511 .R94 Z9159 1999

  • DeFusco, Andrea (Ed.). Readings on Robert Frost. 1999.

                   Call Number:  PS3511 .R94  Z6145  1999

  •  Frost, Robert. Poetry of Robert Frost. 1979.

                  Call Number:  PS3511 .R94  A17 1979

  • Hass, Robert. Going by Contraries: Robert Frost’s Conflict . . . 2002.

                  Call Number:  PS3511 .R94  Z743 2002

  • Newman, Lea. Robert Frost: The People, Places . . . 2000.

                 Call Number:  PS3511 .R94  Z845 2000


Reference Materials

  • Contemporary Literary Criticism.  – Call Number:  REF PN771 .C59

o Vol. 3, pgs. 170, 174

o Vol. 10, pgs. 197-198

o Vol. 15, pgs. 240, 245-248

o Vol. 26, pgs. 111-112, 116, 118, 123, 125-128

  • Critical Survey of Poetry (Second Revised Edition). – Call Number: - REF PN1021 .C7 2003

o Vol. 3, pg. 1341

  • Masterplots II:  Poetry Series (Revised Edition).Call Number:  REF PN1110.5 .M37 2002

o Vol. 5, pgs. 2453-2455

  • Poetry Criticism.Call Number:  REF PN1010 .P6

o Vol. 1, pgs. 225, 227, 229

o Vol. 39, pgs. 230, 237, 240-256

o Vol. 71, pgs. 34, 43

  •  Poetry for Students.Call Number:  REF PN1112 .P752

o Vol. 5, pgs. 230-244

  • The Robert Frost Encyclopedia. 2001. - Call Number:  REF PS3511 .R94 Z459 2001

o Pgs. 203-205



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