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

As I rode in to Burrumbeet,
I met a man with funny feet;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabbaX XXaXXX XaccXX XbccbX aabbXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11100100 11010101 11110111 01011101 11011101 11110100 11100100 11011111 11111111 011111010 110111110 11110100 11100100 11011111 11111111 11111111 110111110 11110100 11100100 11011111 01010101 11111101 11011111 11110100 11110101 11010101 01011101 1101110011 1011011110 11110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 201
  • Average number of words per stanza: 42
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (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 is repeated.

    The author used the same word as at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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