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A snake came ...................

................... trough before me.

Explain the above poem line.

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A snake came to the water trough of the poet to drink water. It was a hot day. The poet was also thirsty and he came down the steps with his pitcher to take water from the water trough. The trough was in shade of a great Carob tree. The poet thought that he must stand and wait as the snake had arrived there first.

Repetition –

(a) On a hot, hot day

(b) must, wait, must stand and wait.

(c) must wait, must stand and wait. 

Transferred epithet –    ................. Strange Scented shade of the dark carob tree. 

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