Summary Of The Poem By Billy Collins By Jennings

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The structure of the poem is important to note because all three of the stanzas contain a pattern that recurs throughout the entirety of the poem. The first pattern that can be seen within the poem is each of the stanzas consist of quatrains, meaning that every stanza has four lines. Another important pattern to note within each stanza is that the first and the third lines, and the second and the fourth lines could be considered half rhymes. In the second stanza for example: the first line ends with “instrument” and the third line ends with “document”. Though the words do not completely rhyme, they do look similar and sound similar. This pattern is displayed throughout the entire poem. The subject matter of this poem takes on a new outlook
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