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

I know but will not tell
you, Aunt Irene, why there...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay.

  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: cinquain
  • Metre: 111011 110111 1110010 1010101 01110
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 129
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 5
  • Average number of symbols per line: 25 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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 Elegy;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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