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    Q/A (Poem)

    Could someone please have a look at the answers for grammar and interpretation mistakes?

    After spending hours, days, even weeks on them I am not sure if there presented in a professional way. I will be very grateful if someone does me this favor.

    Here's the poem. The question answers follow.

    Stopping by woods on a snowy evening
    by Robert Frost

    Whose woods these are I think I know.
    His house is in the village, though;
    He will not see me stopping here
    To watch his woods fill up with snow.

    My little horse must think it queer
    To stop without a farmhouse near
    Between the woods and frozen lake
    The darkest evening of the year.

    He gives his harness bells a shake
    To ask if there is some mistake.
    The only other sound's the sweep
    Of easy wind and downy flake.

    The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
    But I have promises to keep,
    And miles to go before I sleep,
    And miles to go before I sleep.

    Stanza # 01
    What kind of scene does the poet describe in this stanza?
    The poet describes a winter evening in a rural environment.

    What season is it?
    It’s winter. OR It's the season of winter. --- How do I answer the question

    Why does the poet stop?
    He stops to watch the snow fall in the woods.

    How many times does the poet use words beginning with W?
    The poet uses words beginning with W five times. --- I am not sure of 5 times, because 'woods' has been repeated twice. So over all it makes 6. Could you please tell me what I write -- 5 or 6

    Why does he do so?
    He does so to achieve the effect of alliteration to make the poem sound more musical.

    Stanza # 02
    On what is the poet riding?
    He is riding on a sleigh.

    Why should the horse think it strange to stop there?
    The horse should think it strange to stop there, because there is no farm house near.

    Which letter is repeated in this line and how many times is it repeated?
    The letters e and o are repeated in this line, and they are repeated twice. --- I've tried my best to answer the question, though I don't understand the it. Which line? 'Letter' indicates that the question writer is concerned with only a single letter. Anyway, I fail to see that letters per se are of any significance; it is the sounds that are important. Could you please tell me how I answer the question



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    Any help plz!


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    Could someone please help me?


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    Could someone please atleast help me with the questions I'm having problems with. I mean Q.2 and Q.4 from Stanza 1, and Q.3 from stanza 2.



    Stanza 2-Q3 -- If the questioner is speaking of stanza 2, then perhaps s/he means 'stanza' rather than 'line'. Here is the stanza:

    My little horse must think it queer
    To stop without a farmhouse near
    Between the woods and frozen lake
    The darkest evening of the year.


    In this stanza, the /i:/ sound (not the letter 'e') is repeated 5 times. Three of them are for the sake of the rhyme, but what do the other 2 accomplish? Well, at least they are examples of assonance.

    I am quite confused here. Can someone tell me how I answer the question??

    Here's my answer, but I am not sure of it.

    The questioner perhaps means 'stanza' rather than 'line'. In this stanza, the /i:/ sound (not the letter 'e') is repeated 5 times. Three of them are for the sake of the rhyme, and the other two are examples of assonance.


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    Hey Asad! Sorry this is so late!
    Stanza #1 Q#2: Keep it simple. "It's winter."
    Q#4: You could say either or both, but be sure to clarify. If you say 5, say "There are five words in the first stanza that start with 'W.'"
    If you say 4, say "There are four different words in the first stanza that start with 'W'".
    I have no idea what the answer to Stanza #2 Q#3 is, sorry.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rancher247 View Post
    Hey Asad! Sorry this is so late!
    Stanza #1 Q#2: Keep it simple. "It's winter."
    Q#4: You could say either or both, but be sure to clarify. If you say 5, say "There are five words in the first stanza that start with 'W.'"
    If you say 4, say "There are four different words in the first stanza that start with 'W'". ---- 4?
    I have no idea what the answer to Stanza #2 Q#3 is, sorry.
    Dear Rancher,

    It's so nice of you for giving me a hand. I am so grateful to you that I don't have enough words to thank you. Many many many many many many many many thanks.

    By the way, you mean my answers correct. Right?


    May the blessings of God shower upon you.

    With great regards,
    Asad

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    I'm not familiar with the phrase one is supposed to respond with, sorry!!

    Um for Q#4, as long as you clarify by explaining which words you are counting, you should be fine.


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    Hello Rancher,

    Many thanks once again

    Quote Originally Posted by rancher247 View Post
    I'm not familiar with the phrase one is supposed to respond with, sorry!! ---- Which phrase?

    Um for Q#4, as long as you clarify by explaining which words you are counting, you should be fine.---- I think it should be 6, because I am asked the number of times. Right?

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    The phrase I was referring to was "May the blessings of God shower upon you."
    It sounds really cool and I'd like to know the traditional response.

    Q#4:
    Whose woods these are I think I know.
    His house is in the village, though;
    He will not see me stopping here
    To watch his woods fill up with snow.

    I count 5 if you include both "woods" and 4 if you count "woods" once.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rancher247 View Post
    The phrase I was referring to was "May the blessings of God shower upon you."
    It sounds really cool and I'd like to know the traditional response.

    Oh! Thanks!

    In the dialect I speak, I would reply "Thanks a lot for the wishes. And the same to you."

    Q#4:
    Whose woods these are I think I know.
    His house is in the village, though;
    He will not see me stopping here
    To watch his woods fill up with snow.

    I count 5 if you include both "woods" and 4 if you count "woods" once.
    What about 'with'?

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