This is an analysis of the poem Within Their Reach that begins with:

The one thing about that which few people see,
And within their reach......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaabXb XbaXbXaa X XaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,8,1,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01101111101 10111 101010111 1110010101 0011101 010101 11011001 101001010 1010 01 0111101 111101100 110 00110011 1101001000 1101000111001 1 110011110100 10110101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 149
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • 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:

    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 Within Their Reach;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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