This is an analysis of the poem Stepping Westward that begins with:

What is green in me
darkens, muscadine....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXbXbXcbdXaadXefcagXXgcfXecXagb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 32,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10101 10100 0100100 011100 11111 01011 0010100 001 0001 011 01110 0011 11011 111 01101 101 10110 1111 100100 110 1111 11011 1110101 111 101010 01110 10100010 111010 0111 1101101 01011 1111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 622
  • Average number of words per stanza: 130
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 18 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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