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

The beauty of the world hath made me sad,
This beauty that will pass; ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay.

  • Rhyme scheme: XabbXXcbccXaXdbaXdbX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 20,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0100011111 010101 0111110011 0101010001 1011010101 11010001110 110101 1111111101 11011100111 11111001010 1100110101 01101110101 0101010 11110 1111111 101 0111011011 111111110 11110111 100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 715
  • Average number of words per stanza: 139
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

More information about poems by Patrick Henry Pearse