posted by Anonymous .
What are the literary elements of this poem and what does it mean?
I built on the sand
And it tumbled down,
I built on a rock
And it tumbled down.
Now when I build, I shall begin
With the smoke from the chimney.
i don't really understand because this poem seems so vague
Think of the story about the three little pigs:
That's a very old story that has been around for ages and ages!
There are parts of the first 4 lines that seem to allude to this story.
Now ask yourself this: Why would a builder start with the smoke instead of wood or stone or other dwelling materials?
Would it be because you can't blow smoke away?
or because you can?
please help me!
Or is the unsuccessful builder thinking it doesn't matter what the house is built on ... that nothing is indestructible?