Hi Carol, for some reason I got your comments in my email but they didn't show up on the site. Your analysis was awesome!
Thank you for bringing us to some of the technical pieces of poetry and their definitions with examples--assonance, internal rhyme, and metaphor.
I agree heartily that the last line is packed with mystery and curiosity--and I think it's an important aspect of a poem that it keeps revealing meaning to you each time you read it.
Thank you, Carol, for your post--I know you were traveling this week!