See the translation in Farsi
| The poem is a dramatic lyric on monologue. The speaker is a young man (persumably the poet himself) and
the lyric is an expression of his view and attitudes. The monologue is descriptive and anecdotal.
The speaker and his neighbour get together every spring to repair the stone wall between thier respective properties. The neighbour who is an old farmer seems to have a deep face in value of walls and fences. The speaker is of the opposite opinion. As he points out : There where it is we do not need the wall; He is all pine and I am apple orchard.
The wall symbolises all kinds of man-mate barries. The wall suggests, the divisions between nations, classes, economic, racial, and religious groups and the like.
In short the poem represents two opposite attitudes toward life: The one is surrunder to the natural forces which draws human beings together, the other, the conservative which preceeds keeping up the distinction seperating them. Both are represented by two opposite type of characters one young and progressive, and the other old and conservative.
The style of the poet os colloquial and dramatic. The speaker asks questions and the himself answers them. The poem has been composed in blank verse.
Theme:Man can not live without walls, boundaries, limits, and particularly self-limitations.