This is an analysis of the poem Looking For A Monk And Not Finding Him that begins with:

I took a small path leading
up a hill valley, finding there...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbcdXeXabbfdffXXcXbbbe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 23,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101110 10110101 0100110 011010 011101 0010011 1111011 101010 11011010 1010110 0110011 100111 1011001 101011 0111011 0111100 010100 01100100 01010010 10100101 1101001 1011111 0010011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 644
  • Average number of words per stanza: 130
  • Amount of lines: 23
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (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.

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

  • summary of Looking For A Monk And Not Finding Him;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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