This is an analysis of the poem Traveling Through The Dark that begins with:

Traveling through the dark I found a deer
dead on the edge of the Wilson River road....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcb adbX cdcb Xcbc XX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,2,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1001011101 11010010101 00100101000010 11010011111 1100111101001 111010101010 1110010111 11011110010 110100111010 0111011110 01110001 01110111010 01101010101 10011001010 1100100101101 0111111010010 11111111010 110100100010
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 166
  • Average number of words per stanza: 32
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; her is repeated.

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  • summary of Traveling Through The Dark;
  • central theme;
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  • history of its creation;
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