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

All night I muse, all day I cry,
Ay me!...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aAaAbbA cAcAXXA bAbAXXA
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111111 11 11111101 11 11111111 11011101 11 11011111 11 11111101 11 10100101 101010101 11 11111111 11 11011101 11 11110101 11111110 11
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 163
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 22 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

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

    The poet repeated the same word me at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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