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

What though the sun had left my sky;
To save me from despair... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcd caca dede ffff baba ghgh fefe ififXe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,4,4,4,4,4,4,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011111 011001 0110111 1101001 11000101 1101001 11010101 011111 11111101 111101 10111101 111101 11011101 111101 11010111 111101 11010011 111101 10011101 011101 01100101 1101001 01100101 111101 101101001 010101 11110111 111101 11010101 011101 110111001 000101 1100111001 111101 11010101 011101 10
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 152
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 37
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Fluctuations;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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