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Meter in Mending Wall

Meter Examples in Mending Wall:

Text of the Poem

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"That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it..."   (Text of the Poem)

Frost wrote “Mending Wall” in blank verse: unrhymed iambic pentameter. The pentameter line is often acknowledged as the natural line in English poetry. Its length is roughly the length of a breath, giving pentameter poetry a thoughtful, conversational tone. Frost’s choice in meter makes sense here, given the conversation at the poem’s heart.

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