The Snake Trying- Literary Devices, Rhyme Scheme & Poetic Devices

By | August 14, 2020

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ByW.W.E. Ross


Transferred Epithet

A transferred epithet is an adjective that grammatically qualifies a noun other than the person or thing it is actually describing.


  • to escape the pursuing stick

Here, the adjective ‘pursuing’ is used with ‘stick’. But it is not intended to show that the stick is pursuing. Actually, it is to suggest that some person with a stick in his hands is chasing the snake. Hence, the epithet (adjective) is transferred from the person to the stick.


 As the poem is written in free verse with lines unequal in length and no metre, there is no rhyme scheme in the poem.

Poetic Devices

  1. Imagery

The poet uses a certain description that is appealing to the senses.


  • He describes the beauty of the snake as small and green and the reeds as green shin reeds.
  1. Personification

We find that the poet refers to the snake as he would refer to a human being.


  • He glides through the water.
  • O let him go.

Want to Read More Check Below:-

The Snake Trying- Introduction

The Snake Trying- Theme, Title & Message

The Snake Trying- Value Points, Useful Expression & Paraphrasing

The Snake Trying- Important Word-Meanings of difficult words & Vocabulary

The Snake Trying- Short & Detailed Summary

The Snake Trying- Summary in Hindi

The Snake Trying- Comprehension Passages

The Snake Trying- Important Extra Questions- Very Short Answer Type

The Snake Trying- Important Extra Questions- Short Answer Type

The Snake Trying- Important Extra Questions- Long Answer Type

The Snake Trying- Quick Review of the Poem

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