riddles - ENGL 1050H Riddles and Poetry Riddle Me a Poem:...

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ENGL 1050H Thomarius DaBomb Riddles and Poetry 01/25/09 Riddle Me a Poem: Analysis of “The Riddle” People have used riddles throughout history, ranging from ancient Greece to modern America. Riddles' medium of presentation can range from simple childish questions to grandiose poetry full of imagery. In the past century, riddles often were simple puzzles, but they can also take the form of a poem describing some unknown with beautiful imagery. Richard Wilbur's poem takes the latter form. Throughout his eight line poem with each line containing eight syllables, the narrator describes something which lurks deep in the forest through various personifications, metaphors, and similes. Yet despite enjoying this well balanced poem with prosody and end-rhyme, the reader may finish reading and find that he does not know its solution. On the search to find the solution to Wilbur's poem, the reader must consider the first two lines. From the first line, the reader learns that the entity is “far in the forest” and somehow laid.
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