This is an analysis of the poem So Far And So Far, And On Toward The End that begins with:

SO far, and so far, and on toward the end,
Singing what is sung in this book, from the irresistible impulses of... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXXXbcabbXXcXcX X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111110101 1010100100101000100 1 1101010010100100 1011110110111100 01101110010 101111010 10110110110 101101111010111 010 1011101000110101 1001110011 0101011110010100001 11 01110010100 11010100100 1011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 428
  • Average number of words per stanza: 63
  • Amount of lines: 17
  • Average number of symbols per line: 49 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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; you is repeated.

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

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  • summary of So Far And So Far, And On Toward The End;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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