This is an analysis of the poem To Face Unknown Plateaus that begins with:

With a stepping ahead to face unknown plateaus.
Or what that doing reveals to show....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXabXXXb XbbcaaccXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 001001010110 111100101 111110101 011111011 110101010 10110010 111011010100 110100101 11010100 0101001010 1001001010110 1101001010110 110101001010010 1101101001 110111111010 1010010100001 01011010101 100101011010010000101 01010100111100 001011111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 447
  • Average number of words per stanza: 79
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • 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; to is repeated.

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

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

  • summary of To Face Unknown Plateaus;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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