Poem Analysis: Morning By Billy Collins

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The poem “Morning” written by Billy Collins is written in free verse. There is no rhyming pattern or form. Also, the number of syllables per line and lines per section are inconsistent. Upon first reading the poem, one can assume that Collins is expressing that the morning is his favorite part of the day. Collins begins the poem by wondering why we even have the rest of the day. Here he gives the impression that he does not care for it by using words such as swale, dip, and notorious. Also, when listening to Collins read the poem he reads the first section with a sort of irritated tone. As he moves into the next section of the poem Collins gives a more positive vibe and starts with “This is the best–”. Then briefly walks the reader through
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