This is an analysis of the poem Going And Staying that begins with:

The moving sun-shapes on the spray,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a abaab X cbccb X dbddb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,5,1,5,1,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 01011101 010101110 11010111 10011111 11010 1 10010101 0101001010 01010101 10011111 11010 1 11110011 110101010 01110101 11000101 01010
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 85
  • Average number of words per stanza: 15
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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 Going And Staying;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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