This is an analysis of the poem Exploring The Universe that begins with:

Take me with you to soar in flight.
Above and beyond distractions that fright....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaXa bcddcaX aXXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,7,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010101 0110101011 0011111111 111000100 010110101 110110111 101100 110101 1001101111 10101010 10101101 101111010 1101110101 0100101 01011001 01001010001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 193
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

    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; you is repeated.

    The author used the same word take 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 Exploring The Universe;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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