The House on The Hill - Vanessa Cid CID 1 Mrs Simone Martinez AP Literature Composition September 26th 2019 The House on The Hill \u200b \u200b Time

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Vanessa Cid CID 1 Mrs. Simone Martinez AP Literature & Composition September 26th, 2019 The House on The Hill Time. Nothing but time is left. But, what will you use that time on? In Edwin Robinson’s dismal recollection of “The House on The Hill”, he contemplates the concept of the past as it is intertwined with his found neglect of it. This poem uniquely uses structure, symbolism, and voice to capture Robinson’s morose and apologetic recollection of the life he has lived, as he looks forward to an empty and barren future. A Villanelle is traditionally a 19 line poem that consists of five tercets and one quatrain at the end. A Villanelle has a limited rhyme scheme that follows, “aba aba aba aba aba abaa,” with the repetition of two specifics refrains. In the poem “The House on The Hill,” this poetic style and form is of utmost importance to the meaning and delivery of his message. With the two repeating refrains being “they are all gone away” and “there is nothing left to say.” The structure of a Villanelle compliments the poem by building tension and emphasizing the elements that are usually strategically found in the repeating refrains. Where “they are all gone away” carries a

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