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

A magic wrought of dying dreams
A wizard light that creeps and glows;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaa bcbc dbdb ebeX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010101 01011111 10111101 010111 100100101 10110101 10010101 100101 111100101 11111101 10010101 110101 11010111 01111111 11111101 100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 132
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word a is repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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