Part of Speech: Noun

Pit: a hole, shaft, or cavity in the ground.

Source: Webster`s Dictionary

Found in, “Persephone, Falling” by Rita Dove  (line 13-14), “This is how easily the pit opens. This is how one foot sinks into the ground.”

The word pit used in the poem to show that if kids misbehave bad things can happen to them.


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