This is an analysis of the poem The Trysting Path that begins with:

Dear little darkened way where we have climbed
How often and again,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababbabcb dedeeddce fdfddfdcd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,9,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101011111 110101 1001110111 11010010111 1111 100101000111 01001101 111101111101 0101001101 1101111111 1101010 1111011101 01011010110 01010 01010111010101 01100001 110101010111 011101101010 1011011101 110111 1101110011 0111110101 1101 0011010101001 11111111 1111111110001 11111010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 379
  • Average number of words per stanza: 65
  • Amount of lines: 27
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; that, all are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word with is repeated.

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  • summary of The Trysting Path;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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