Analysis of Not Stopping To Mark The Trail

Saigyo 1118 (Kyoto) – 1190



Not stopping to mark the trail,
let me push even deeper
into the mountain!
Perhaps there's a place
where bad news can never reach me!


Scheme ABCDE
Poetic Form
Metre 1101101 1111010 01010 01101 11111011
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 137
Words 27
Sentences 3
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 5
Lines Amount 5
Letters per line (avg) 21
Words per line (avg) 5
Letters per stanza (avg) 105
Words per stanza (avg) 25
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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 20, 2023

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Saigyō Hōshi was a famous Japanese poet of the late Heian and early Kamakura period. more…

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