This is an analysis of the poem Step Back that begins with:

If you are amongst those,
Who base their realities......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AABbcbd b Cb AABbcd b CbX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,1,2,6,1,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011011 1110100 0101 110101 01011111 1101001 111 1101 011110110101 10001101101 011011 1110100 0101 1101001001 010111001 11 11101 011110110101 10001011001 11100001111100
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 105
  • Average number of words per stanza: 19
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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; you, to, and are repeated.

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

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

  • summary of Step Back;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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