This is an analysis of the poem The Pilgrim that begins with:

Vain folly of another age,
This wandering over earth,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xaba cdcd XeXe Xfbf beXe egXX dhah dfgf chch cdXd Xbbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11000101 0100101 01011111 101111 11000111 110101 11010101 0100101 100011101 11011 110010101 111101 11001101 1100101 10110111 011101 01011101 011111 01110101 1100101 11111101 011101 01011110 1101110 01101101 010101 11111101 110101 010100111 110101 01100111 100111 10011111 011101 11111101 110011 01111111 100101 01110111 110001 01001100 1100010 10010011 1101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 11
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 125
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 44
  • 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; to is repeated.

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

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

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

  • summary of The Pilgrim;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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