This is an analysis of the poem On A Learning Journey that begins with:

I am glad you can accept me as I am.
And not feel threatened or competitive....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXabcXdXeX eeeXaaXbbcd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 11,11,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 11111011111 1111010100 111101010 00101110 01011101 10111000101 0111 11010 1101000110100001 1 1101111101 11101010111 101101111011111 110100111 11110111101 10111110111 01110010100111 101011100110 1101010101 001001111001 11110101011101 11000110110
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 430
  • Average number of words per stanza: 82
  • Amount of lines: 22
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The author used the same word i 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 On A Learning Journey;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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