April 19, 2014

Homework Help: Literature

Posted by Anonymous on Monday, April 8, 2013 at 8:33pm.

"Slowly, silently, now the moon
Walks the night in her silver shoon
This way, and that, she peers, and sees
Silver fruit upon silver trees;
One by one the casements catch
Her beams beneath the silvery thatch;
Couched in his kennel, like a log,
With paws of silver sleeps the dog;
From their shadowy coat the white breasts peep
Of doves in a silver-feathered sleep;
A harvest mouse goes scampering by,
With silver claws, and silver eye;
And moveless fish in the water gleam,
By silver reeds in a silver stream."

(a) Describe the "silver scene" in "Silver."
(b) Describe the effects of the moon's walk through the night.
(c) How has the moon transformed this scene?

My answer:
(a) The moon rises, thrusting its light among trees. One of the casements catch beneath a thatch. It illuminates a sleeping dog in its kennel, and a mouse as it scatters by, as well as motionless fish in a moonlit stream.

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