This is an analysis of the poem Abraham that begins with:

The rivulet-loving wanderer Abraham
Through waterless wastes tracing his fields of pasture...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXabcdbeeddXXdc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010010100101 110011001010 1010111001 0001001010010 1111111101 1110110111 1000111010010 110110111001 10110111110 1101111101 011101 10110101001 111111111010 1110110011 0101111101 100101010010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 730
  • Average number of words per stanza: 126
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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