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

Last night I fled until I came
To streets where leaking casements dripped...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abac dbbd Xcbc XeXe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11110111 011101001 11000101 010101 0110001 1001011 1001011 10010101 11000110 10010101 1100011 11110101 10010100 0010101 00111001 00111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 124
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (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 Light;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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