This is an analysis of the poem Three-Mountain Pass that begins with:

A cliff face. Another. And still a third.
Who was so skilled to carve this craggy scene:...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aX XX aX XX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,2,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0110101101 1111010101 01011010101 0111001010 0101110001 100010101001 10011101110 1100010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 91
  • Average number of words per stanza: 16
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • 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.

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

  • summary of Three-Mountain Pass;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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