This is an analysis of the poem With A Push Afoot that begins with:

Stampeded in a heated field,
And crushed by one's beliefs....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABCC aDBXcX Xd ABCC aDBD DCDEDCDE ABCC DCDEDCDEXaDBD
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,6,2,4,4,8,4,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01000101 111101 010001101 011101 1 101 1101 10001 0111010 1010100 11010111 1110111 01000101 111101 010001101 011101 1 101 1101 110101 00101 110010 111 1100 00101 110010 111 1100 01000101 111101 010001101 011101 00101 110010 111 1100 00101 110010 111 1100 1 101 1101 110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 107
  • Average number of words per stanza: 17
  • Amount of lines: 44
  • Average number of symbols per line: 21 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • 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 your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of With A Push Afoot;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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