This is an analysis of the poem To Sunnydale that begins with:

There lies the trail to Sunnydale,
Amid the lure of laughter....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabaaXbX Xcbcddbd XeXeXfXf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010100 0101010 11110100 0101010 1011001010 1101010 11110111 1111110 01001101 1101110 11010101 0101010 11010101 1101010 01011101 1101010 10110101 1101111 11100101 1111011 01000100 1101110 11010100 1111110
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 258
  • Average number of words per stanza: 51
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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