This is an analysis of the poem Poet-Vagabond Grown Old that begins with:

The dust of many roads has been my grey wine.
Surprised beech-trees have bowed...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbXacX acXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 01010110111 011111 01001010 1011110101 001010100101 10111011 1110010110 1111101 11010101010 111010101011 001111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 216
  • Average number of words per stanza: 41
  • Amount of lines: 11
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • 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 Poet-Vagabond Grown Old;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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