Meter in To Build a Fire
Meter Examples in To Build a Fire:
To Build a Fire 1
"little-traveled trail..." See in text (To Build a Fire)
This three-word phrase is an example of carefully crafted rhyme and meter. The repetition of t and l sounds gives the words a sense of connectivity. The metrical bounce—stress, unstress, stress, unstress, stress—gives the phrase a jaunty feeling, akin to that of hiking along a trail.