Read “The Word Plum.” In a well-developed essay, answer the following questions. What is the effect of the repetitions of the alliteration and assonance throughout the poem? How does it contribute to the poem’s meaning? Which sounds in the poem are like the sounds one makes when eating a plum? Discuss the title. Explain whether you think this poem is more about the word plum or about the plum itself. Can the two be separated in the poem?