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How would I analyze the rhyme scheme and meter in "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy...
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The rhyme scheme is the first, second and fourth lines rhyming within each set of four lines in the poem. The third line of the each section ends with a word that rhymes with the first, second and fourth lines of the next section. The exception to this is the last set of four lines, which all rhyme.
The meter of the poem is four sets of two syllables in each line, the first unaccented and the second given more emphasis. The stress pattern is called iambic meter; four repetitions of that meter is called tetrameter. Hence, the technical description of the poem's meter would be iambic tetrameter.
Posted by stolperia on February 28, 2011 at 12:13 PM (Answer #1)
You might also describe the rhyme scheme as: aaba, bbcb, ccdc, and dddd.
Posted by billdelaney on January 18, 2012 at 7:11 AM (Answer #2)
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