Read the given extract and answer the questions-
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
that for destruction
ice Is also great
(Fire and Ice)
What is the rhyme scheme of the extract?
As written by the student:
The extract has an ABBA rhyme scheme.
- A rhyme scheme is how we describe the way a poem rhymes.
- To find the rhyme scheme, we look at the last words of each line and give them a letter based on how they sound.
- For example, if two words sound the same, they get the same letter. If they sound different
- If they sound different, they get different letters.
- In this extract, the words "twice", "ice", "great" and "suffice" all have the same sound. They rhyme with each other.
- So we give them the letter A and write it next to each line that ends with them.
- The words "hate" and "late" have a different sound. They rhyme with each other, but not with the A words.
- So we give them the letter B and write it next to each line that ends with them.
- The rhyme scheme of the extract is ABBA, as shown below:
But if it had to perish twice, A
I think I know enough of hate B
To say that for destruction ice A
Is also great A
What does the use of the word "perish" suggest?