This is an analysis of the poem A Song Of Derivations that begins with:

I come from nothing; but from where
Come the undying thoughts I bear?... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabba ccaac ddddd eeffe ggeeX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010101 10010111 110110111 00110001 11010001 1110100110 111101110 011110111 11011101 1111011110 11110111 100101101 01010101 11011101 01000101 10111101 11111111 01000101 110100111 0111011 01010100 01011101 11011101 10010101 10010100
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 174
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (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; from, and, my are repeated.

    The author used the same word i 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 A Song Of Derivations;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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