This is an analysis of the poem I Cherish Those Steps Taken By My Ancestors that begins with:
I cherish those steps,
Taken by my ancestors....
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abcc Xbadb eaeaX XdfXfc
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,5,5,6,
- Closest metre: iambic trimeter
- Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 11011 1011110 11111 001011111 1111 01001 111010110 00100001 110 10111 0010010 100101 001010 11100101 00100011110 010001 11011101010 001001 101110 101001101011
- Amount of stanzas: 4
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 141
- Average number of words per stanza: 25
- Amount of lines: 20
- Average number of symbols per line: 27 (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 i at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
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- summary of I Cherish Those Steps Taken By My Ancestors;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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