Robert Frost

Topics: Poetry, Rhyme, Alliteration Pages: 2 (298 words) Published: January 14, 2013
●The original text was written by Robert
Frost
●It was published in West-Running Brook
●It was published by Henry Holt and Co.
●It was published in the year of 1928Rhyme Scheme
●The rhyme scheme is ABBA CDDC EFFE
GG
He is that fallen lance that lies as hurled, A
That lies unlifted now, come dew, come rust, B
But still lies pointed as it plowed the dust. B
If we who sight along it round the world, ARhythm
●It is an iambic pentameterSonnet
●It has fourteen lines
●Written in iambic pentameter
●It has rhyme scheme and rhythmConsonance-Sound Device
●Consonance is in lines 1,2, and 3
He is that fallen lance that lies as
hurled,
That lies unlifted now, come dew,
come rust,
But still lies pointed as it plowed the
dust.Assonance-Sound Device
●Assonance is in lines 6, 9, 10, 11, and 13
It is because like men we look to near,
They fall, they rip the grass, they
intersect
The curve of earth, and striking, break
their own;
They make us cringe for metal-point on
stone.
And tripped the body, shot the spirit onAlliteration-Sound Device ●Alliteration is in line 9
They fall, they rip the grass,
they intersectMetaphor -Figurative Language
●He is the fallen lance that lies as hurled
Meaning, the soldier being hit with a
spear and lying on the ground.Imagery-Other poetic device
Our missiles always make too
short an arc.
They fall, they rip the grass, they
intersect
The curve off earth, and striking,
break their own
●This poem shows a missile going offA Soldier
●We recommend keeping this poem because it has
many diverse poetic and literary devices that high
school students can understand

Such as,
● Rhyme Scheme
● Rhythm
● Consonance
● Assonance
● Metaphor
● Sonnet
● Alliteration
● Imagery...
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