This is an analysis of the poem I Step Across The Mystic Border-Land that begins with:

I step across the mystic border-land,
And look upon the wonder-world of Art.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcd ebafb fcccfgafgedadaXXhehff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,5,21,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101010101 1101010101 1100110001 1101010101 0101111001 1101011001 0101110101 0101111101 1101100101 1111010101 1101000101 1001010101 0101010101 01100010101 1011010111 1101110101 1101010101 0101010001 1110011101 0100011101 1101110101 1111111101 1011000111 0101010101 1001000101 1101010101 1101001101 1101110111 1001010111 0101010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 409
  • Average number of words per stanza: 77
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; how, of, i are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, of, for are repeated.

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

  • summary of I Step Across The Mystic Border-Land;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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