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

[From a Picture]
The sun has gone down, spreading wide on... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a babcdede fcfcbcbc ghXhifif ajXjbebX klklmmmm gngnioio XnjnXgjgXkjkjbcbc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,8,8,8,8,8,8,17,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0010 011111011 011110110 010110010 11001101 010011010 01101111 110111010 11001011 110110010 11011011 1010110010 001011001 111111010 11011111 1010110010 11001011 011011110 11101001 1110101000 11101001 011010110 011001001 110110110 01111001 1111110010 01001011 110110010 11011001 0111111110 01001001 110111010 11111010 101101110 11111011 1011011110 01101111 011011011 11001011 111111011 01001011 111010101 01111001 110110010 11001001 111010010 11001011 110011010 11001011 111010010 11101101 1011010110 11011101 010010110 0100101 110011110 11001001 111111110 11111111 110111110 11011001 010010011 01011101 1110011110 01101011
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 267
  • Average number of words per stanza: 49
  • Amount of lines: 65
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; its, as, oh, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, oh, strong are repeated.

    The author used the same word oh at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

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

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