October 04, 2007

From Jedidiah Palosaari:

Re: Good fences make good neighbors, scientists find (Sept. 13): You’ve got to be kidding me. Regardless of the experimental results and the science behind the article presented, were you and the scientists in question that clueless about Robert Frost’s poem? It is quite obviously deeply ironic and sarcastic- and this is well known by literary and poetical analysts. His whole point in that poem was that fences do not make good neighbors. It might well be that good divisions do make good neighbors, as the study suggests- but that’s a very different thing from a fence, or a wall; and very different from what Frost was trying to suggest.

Jedidiah Palosaari
Seattle WA


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