This is an analysis of the poem Ruts that begins with:

To the right the summer dawn
wakes the leaves and the mists ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xabacd dXcaccX XcXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,7,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0010101 101101 10100010001 10111 10110011 010110011 101010110110 0100010111110 0010010010101010 110111110101 1001100101001 11010100110101 101011110010100 101010110100 10011111 1001001 011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 239
  • Average number of words per stanza: 41
  • Amount of lines: 17
  • 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; and is repeated.

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

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Ruts;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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