sound repeated within words where vowel sounds are repeated
sound repeated where identical or similar consonant sounds are repeated at the end or within a line
recurrence of sounds, words, phrases, lines, or stanzas in a speech or piece of writing; increases the feeling of unity in a poem or song, called a refrain
language that emphasizes sensory impressions to help the reader of a literary work see, feel, hear, small and taste the scenes described in the work
wants to look around
why does the speaker stop in the woods?
unsure of why they're stopping
why does the horse shake its bells?
in the poem, what are the woods contrasted with?
reminds the readers of his destination
why does the poet repeat the last lines of the poem?
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what is the rhyme scheme of the poem?
besides sight imagery, what sense do lines 9-12 appeal to?
what is the overall tone of the poem?
examples of consonance and assonance
sounds sweet, he harness, bells gives, whose woods these, he see me, not stopping, woods frozen
The poet is in the middle of the woods, enjoying nature and its peacefulness. However, he has something to do in the village and he knows he has to go. He's not sure if he should stay or go, but he decides to leave.
Describe the conflict he's facing.
where does the owner of the woods live?
there's nothing there
why would the horse think it's odd to stop there?
wind and snow blowing
what the poet hears besides the horses bells
has somewhere to be and promises to keep
why does the speaker decide to carry on with the journey?
emphasizes how long of a trip he has left
what is the effect of repeating the final lines of a poem?
and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep.
what is repeated?
helps readers appreciate the sound of a poem
how do assonance and consonance strengthen the poem?
helps you visualize the woods
how efficiently does the speaker convey his attitude to the wood's on the snowy evening?
he enjoys watching nature
what do these activities tel you about the speakers personality?