This is an analysis of the poem Poem that begins with:

One cannot stay on the summit forever -
One has to come down again....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXcd Xab bdX Xc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,3,3,2,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011010010 1101101 1110001110 100111001 110011111001 1111 10111110 1111 10110010110 01010101000 111101 1111101 111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 106
  • Average number of words per stanza: 22
  • Amount of lines: 13
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (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; one is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word one is repeated.

    The author used the same word one at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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