Once by the Pacific

Robert Frost

Imagery

"Great waves looked over others coming in"(2)
  • It illustrates the idea that waves are crashing over one another


"The clouds were low and hairy in the skies, Like locks blown forward in the gleam of eyes"(5-6)
  • This does a good job of creating a visual of how the clouds actually looked in categories such as thickness and number


"The shore was lucky in being backed by cliff"(8)
  • You can easily identify the scenery of this line by picturing a nice body of water leading into a shore and just after the shore is a cliff


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Rhyme

"The shattered water made a misty din.

Great waves looked over others coming in," (1-2)

  • The author is telling the reader that the waves crashing on the shore are the reason for the misty spray through rhyme


"And though of doing something to the shore

That water never did to land before." (3-4)

  • The author uses rhyme to emphasize that the water is being very unique with the way it is coming in contact with the land


"The clouds were low and hairy in the skies,

Like locks blown forward in the gleam of eyes." (5-6)

  • Rhyme is used in these lines to show the personification of how the eyes resemble hair blowing in the wind


Symbol

"There would be more than ocean-water broken" (13)
  • Gives you the feeling that when this dark age comes the world will come to an end


"Before God's last Put out the Light was spoken." (14)
  • It isn't just before God says it, it means that God won't get the chance to speak it


"That water never did to land before." (4)
  • It gives you the impression that something is going to happen to the land but you might not think that it actually means the land will be swallowed completely by the water