Analysis Of The Poem ' Wanderlust ' Essays

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This poem primarily features a steady iambic tetrameter. It also possess several rhyming elements, such as assonance in lines 6 (“leave the phone and hit the road”) and 8 (“the sea we call routine”). The poem also uses alliteration, as in lines 9 and 10 (“gladly go across the globe, To glimpse the glory”) and slant rhyme in lines 2 and 4 (air, here) and lines 9 and 10 (globe, behold). The poem uses the repetition of “let’s” to signify the sense of urgency the narrator has

Shanghai This poem, written in free verse, still contains many poetic elements. In the first five lines, consonance of the p sound can be found the words past, plastic, empty, cheap, placemats, and porcelain. The poem also has several uses of alliteration, in lines 4 (“fluttering, flickering fluorescent lights,”) and 5 (“green with grime”). Assonance is also used across lines 5, 6, and 7 (grime, rises, rice). End rhyme is used between lines 10 and 11 (sigh, sky) and repetition is used at the end to repeat the first line (It’s past midnight) to emphasize the narrator losing track of time in the peaceful scene.


This poem is written in the format of an English sonnet, with the three quatrains followed by a couplet. It follows the rhyme scheme abab cdcd efef gg and is written in iambic pentameter. The sonnet also uses the “turn” or volta found in many sonnets that in some way changes the main idea of the poem. In this sonnet, the couplet switches the focus from the beautiful scenes…

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