This is an analysis of the poem To Her that begins with:

Cut loose a hundred rivers,
Roaring across my trail,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXbacdDeefefecdDebababcdDe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 27,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101010 100111 1101010 110101 11101010 1110101 1111011 11 111000 1010010 111001 1010010 1000101 11001010 1111001 1111011 11 111000 1011010 111101 1010010 101001 11001110 1101001 1111011 11 111000
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 697
  • Average number of words per stanza: 139
  • Amount of lines: 27
  • Average number of symbols per line: 25 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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