This is an analysis of the poem Books And Thoughts that begins with:

Old ghosts that death forgot to ferry
Across the Lethe of the years -...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaccccdcdcXbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 15,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic tetrameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 111101010 0101000 11111111 111011110 101101100 11110101 11110101 101010101 1101101011 10010111 110111111 110100101 01010111 101110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 261
  • Average number of words per stanza: 51
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • 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 Books And Thoughts;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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