This is an analysis of the poem There You Are Behind To Follow that begins with:

Whatever to you is said,
There you are behind to follow....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABAB AAac ABAB AAAc AbaA AAabBBB ABABAB BBBABAB ABDBD
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,7,6,7,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1100101 11101010 1100101 11101010 1110111 01011101 1000001 111111 1100101 11101010 1100101 11101010 1110111 01011101 1100101 1111101 1110111 111101010 01000101 011001011 1110111 011001011 01010101 111101010 11101010 11101010 11101010 1100101 11101010 1100101 11101010 1100101 11101010 11101010 11101010 11101010 11111011 010 11111011 010 11111011 111010 11101 111010 11101
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 147
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 45
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words you, all are repeated.

    The author used the same word you at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

    The poet repeated the same word follow at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

  • summary of There You Are Behind To Follow;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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