Compare and contrast mending wall and nothing gold can stay


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Read the following excerpt from the poem "Mending Wall" and the poem "Nothing Gold Can Stay" by Robert Frost:

"Mending Wall"
by Robert Frost
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.
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.
(. . .)
'Why do they make good neighbors? Isn't it
Where there are cows?
But here there are no cows.
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.' . . .
"Nothing Gold Can Stay"
by Robert Frost
Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.
Compare and contrast the ways in which the author uses figurative language in both poems to convey tone. How does the tone in each poem differ? Be sure to include specific details from the texts to support your answer.

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"Mending Wall" by Robert Frost is a poem about two neighbors who have agreed to repair the wall between their properties every year. The narrator is dubious of the wall's use and expresses.


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