This is an analysis of the poem On Foreign Shores that begins with:

An erasing to escape the past eight years,
Can not be done....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abccdXX abX daXda dceXe cXXaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,3,5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10100010110 1101 101010011 111110 10100010 11010101 01000 10010 100010 1100 101011101 1111010 101010 11101 10111 1101010110 1001011001 011111001 10100110 110011101 01 1110111010 01111110 1100110101 1101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 156
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (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.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in it:

  • summary of On Foreign Shores;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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