This is an analysis of the poem Cunningham's Gap that begins with:

As I came over Cunningham's Gap
a skin of time peeled off the map...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbcccdDeeffffeeggffggggdDaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 29,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111101011 01011101 01110101 01110001 11011001 101010111 11011001 0101011101 11010101 10101101 10101101 101101111 1110101101 111111111 101111111 101001001 101010111 11101101 11110111 100101101 011101111 11100100101 10010111 11110111 100101111 0101011101 11010101 1010111001 11101101011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1132
  • Average number of words per stanza: 213
  • Amount of lines: 29
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (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; and, of are repeated.

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

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

  • summary of Cunningham's Gap;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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