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

I muse upon the distant town
In many a dreamy mood.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcb ddddXd ececbc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010101 0100101 01110101 0100101 01010101 010101 10000111 011001 01110101 1010111 01010101 110101 11000101 110001 11010101 1100111 1010011111 110001
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 181
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • 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 Contemplation;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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