This is an analysis of the poem Wished To Go Away that begins with:

Meeting you that first time,
Many years ago......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcXb dXeeXd fXXXaX XcdXdfXcc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,6,6,9,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101111 10001 11110101 1110101 111111 1010001101 1111100 0100101 110101 1110 1011101 1011 10011011 1110010001 1000010 1010011 1101000101 01101010010 11111 1011010011 11111010 1011011 100010101111 101101001 11111101 11010101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 202
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (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; you, we are repeated.

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

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

  • summary of Wished To Go Away;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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