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

Put by the sun my joyful soul,
We are for darkness that is whole;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aA bb cc cc dd ee ddXaA
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,2,2,2,2,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11011101 11110101 11011110 11010011 11011101 01010111 1101001011 10110101 11100111 11011101 11011111 11010001 00111101 11010101 11011101 11110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 69
  • Average number of words per stanza: 14
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (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 The Pilgrim;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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