This is an analysis of the poem Cezanne's Ports that begins with:

In the foreground we see time and life
swept in a race...

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: XaXX aXa XXX XX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,3,3,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 001111111 1001 0101110010 1111 11101 001010 010011010 10101001 01010100 0011110010 10011001000101 10110
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 90
  • Average number of words per stanza: 17
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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 Cezanne's Ports;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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