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Foreshadowing in Mending Wall

Foreshadowing Examples in Mending Wall:

Text of the Poem

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"gaps even two can pass abreast...."   (Text of the Poem)

To illustrate the scale of the holes in the wall, Frost gives the reader the image of two people “pass[ing] abreast” through the wall. The image foreshadows the encounter between the narrator and the neighbor, who fill the gaps between them. The image also reveals the narrator’s deeper desire to cross the boundary presented by the wall.

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