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Which statement best explains the effect of the word clean in this passage?
It suggests that the speaker finds the sound of digging to be pleasant and wholesome.
What ideas are typically associated with the word nestled?
Based on the word’s connotations, what does the speaker’s use of the word nestled suggest?
Which words in the passage are linked by assonance?
boot, rooted, and cool
Which statement best describes the effects of assonance in the passage?
The assonance connects the work of digging to the pleasure of holding the potatoes.
Which lines from the poem use alliteration? Check all that apply.
“My father, digging. I look down”
“He rooted out tall tops, buried the bright edge deep”
“Nicking and slicing neatly, heaving sods”