This is an analysis of the poem Astronomer that begins with:

Sky-man in a manhole
with astronomy for dream,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXb ccX bXd ecb XaX eeb Xdc XbXXabb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,3,3,3,3,3,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110011 0010011 0100111 111010 010010 100110 1011 100001 011111 10100 0010 10101 00111 1101 00100101 1010101 0110 01001 1001010 01010 1010010 00101 010011 101010 0101 001101 11
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 64
  • Average number of words per stanza: 11
  • Amount of lines: 27
  • Average number of symbols per line: 21 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Astronomer;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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