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

My fathers sleep on the sunrise plains,
And each one sleeps alone....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababXbbBBacacXadeedfgfgeehheececbggggahahXXbBB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 46,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110110111 111101 111100111 1110111 111101111 1111111 110110111 101011111 1010101 111111111 1011101 1011100101 1111101 01111011 1 1011101 0100100111 1110100101 10101101 111111101 1011101 111011111 0010101 111011111 0111111 111110101 111111011 1010101 111100111 1011111 011100101 1011110 010110101 1111101 001010101 001010111 1011111 011110101 1011111 111110111 10110101 100100110 1010111 101110101 101011111 1010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1652
  • Average number of words per stanza: 340
  • Amount of lines: 46
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (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; i, to are 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 The Westerner;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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