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Poetry #2 (Silver/Forgotten Lang./Drum Song/If I Can Stop One Heart...

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vertical
straight up and down; upright
burrow
a passage or hole for shelter
gourds
dried, hollowed out shell of fruits such as melons or pumpkins
sound devices
poets use these to create musical effects in poems. Examples are - rhyme, repetition, and alliteration
rhyme
using the same vowel and consonant sound at the end of two words
repetition
using the same word or phrase more than once
alliteration
using the same consonant at the beginning of words
shoon
old fashioned word for "shoes"
starlings
dark colored birds with a short tail, long wings, and a sharp, pointed bill
snowhare
large rabbit like animal whose color changes from brown in the summer to white in winter and whose broad feet resemble snowshoes
mesa
small, high plateau with steep sides