This is an analysis of the poem The Nightingale that begins with:

And now soft night hath ta'en her seat on high,
Outbreathing balmy peace o'er all the land;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababbccbdd efeffggfhh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11111100111 10010110101 1001010111 1101011101 0101010101 10010011001 0101110101 1001000101 1111110101 110101110101 11110010011 1101100101 1101010101 1101010101 0001100100 1101010001 0101010111 0101100101 1111010101 110101010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 442
  • Average number of words per stanza: 79
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • 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 The Nightingale;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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