This is an analysis of the poem Choosing To Walk On The Right Path that begins with:

Choosing to walk on the right path,
Is going to have its obstacles....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABbcXX AdXeXed ABXceeXb AffbaXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,7,8,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10011011 010010100 01000101 001010 110010 001001 10011011 0011001011 0110101 010001 11100010 1 10100111 10011011 010010100 111010100 11110 101110001 01010101 001101 1101010101 10011011 011001001 1101 11111111 0011 01000 001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 208
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many three dots in the poem. Readers should think of the author's idea together with the pensive speaker.

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

    The author used the same word choosing at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

  • summary of Choosing To Walk On The Right Path;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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