This is an analysis of the poem I Will Slog Over This Road that begins with:

I will slog over this endless road to its end.
Until my heart stops, I will slog over this endless, endless road...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbXXXaXXXX X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 101100101001 0111110110010101 010011011110110101 100111001110101 01111010010101101000 10101010110100110 11111111011001010 100110111111100101 111011101010101001 1110010110010111 11111 11101100101001111 0101101011001
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 404
  • Average number of words per stanza: 81
  • Amount of lines: 13
  • Average number of symbols per line: 61 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 12
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, endless, to are repeated.

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

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  • history of its creation;
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