Poetry Test- ;In a Mirror;

author
Marcia Stubbs

summary
Her regret and guilt for not helping the old blind man and making excuses instead

speaker
could or could not be the poet

form
12 lines
3 stanzas
6-9 words per line

word order
exposition-action-speaker’s feelings/response

imagery
gray glove, stumbling over,steep and slick

echo
stumbling and fumble

internal rhyme
“I hear you near me”

symbols
gray glove, cane=old man
hill=obstacles of being blind

apostrophe
“He turned his head. ‘I’m blind,’
It said, ‘I’m listening for the ground,
I hear you near me. Don’t go away.'”

alliteration
gripped, gray glove; steep, slick

message
even though we may want to help someone, we may not want to stop and take the effort to