This is an analysis of the poem Meant To Evolve that begins with:

With the wind it may appear,
As if I too drift....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xabac deaca abadb dfXae aaccX XXfcd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0010101 10111 011010 010100101 101001010101010 11011111010 001010 0101000 00100100 11101111001 01111011 110010001010 10101000010 1101011101 0010010100 1101010 011101001 001001 111100 01 11010101 010101 10101100110 1100110 1101001 1 11 11111001 10101010 010010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 153
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word i is repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines conflicts is repeated).

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

  • summary of Meant To Evolve;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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