Write a 750-1,000-word essay in which you assert your view of the poem’s theme (or central message) and examine the poem in terms of its sounds. Write about how the sounds shape the poem’s meaning
Write on the following focus: taking care that your focus is of particular relevance to the poem.
- Rhyme—Consider various aspects of rhyming: end rhymes, internal rhymes, masculine/feminine rhymes, and slant rhymes. Analyze how the rhymes and rhyme schemes helped Frost develop the theme. If there is no rhyme scheme, is it to a particular purpose? What is the effect of a slant rhyme?