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Mending Wall and New Year Comparison

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Introduction

The poems `Mending Wall' and `New year' written by Robert Frost and Edward Thomas are both similar in the idea that they both revolve around encounters. Both poems have many similarities in their presentation and ideas but are also very contrasting. Both have encounters, presented in different ways, some of the key ideas however remain the same in both. Both poets have very contrasting ideas on what these encounters are and what they represent.

Form/Structure

The New Year, by Edward Thomas, is a tightly structured poem which is written in a regular rhyme scheme. There is a sense of rhythm to it as tension is built up during the writers encounter with this mysterious man. There is almost a sense of something sinister being at work as the encounter takes place. The structure of the poem helps to build up this idea of tension and to create a sense of mystery with the reader. Mending Wall by Robert Frost on the other hand is written in blank verse. It is written ...

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