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

If I were to walk this way
Hand in hand with Grief,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababXcXccaca
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0100101 10101 1111101 10001 1111011 10101 1111110 10111 0110101 01111 0110101 10101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 318
  • Average number of words per stanza: 65
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 26 (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.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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