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

Once a little sugar ant made up his mind to roam-
To fare away far away, far away from home.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbcCDdeeffbbeedDCcaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 22,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1010101110101 010110110101 111010101110101 01111101110111 11101111101 1010101110001 101010110101 1010101110101 101010110001 111010101111101 101010101010101 11111101111101 01010100011101 11110101110111 101010111101 101010110001 101010110101 101010110101 1010101110001 111011111101 01010101011101 110101011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1189
  • Average number of words per stanza: 230
  • Amount of lines: 22
  • Average number of symbols per line: 53 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; he, to, away, his, and are repeated.

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

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

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

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