Analysis of Away!

Shelby Minick 1995 (Fairfax, VA)

Away, away!
Fly far, my thoughts, from this low plane,
Ascend to heav’ns’ bright sky beyond,
Where burns eternal day.

Away, away!
Fair dreams of past, of yet to come,
That in my head stay trapped within;
Fly forth, from shadows dim.

Away, away!
My feet must fly, and scarcely meet
The ground they formerly had trod;
How swift they now will be!

Away, away!
The thoughts and dreams reach on and on;
And I will follow where they lead,
Where westward sinks the sun.

Scheme Axxa Axxx Axxx Axxx
Poetic Form
Metre 0101 11111111 01111101 110101 0101 11111111 10111101 11111 0101 11110101 01110011 111111 0101 01011101 01110111 110101
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 468
Words 102
Sentences 8
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4
Lines Amount 16
Letters per line (avg) 22
Words per line (avg) 5
Letters per stanza (avg) 88
Words per stanza (avg) 21

About this poem

Musings upon past dreams for the future

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Written on June 22, 2022

Submitted by Dirhaval on July 10, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Shelby Minick

Shelby grew up reading from a young age and was encouraged to try her hand at different writing styles throughout her schooling years. She began writing poetry several years ago, and her influences are such poets as Tennyson, Longfellow, Kipling, and Tolkien, to name a few. more…

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