This is an analysis of the poem Curriculum Vitae that begins with:

As though it were reluctant to be day,
.......Morning deploys a scale...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcX eded dfdXXafaf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 1100010001 100101 010001 1101010011 010010100111 010101 110001 11010101000 0111010001 110111 110101 1101011101 1111011111 110101 110011 10010101001 11010111001 010101 101101 11011010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 150
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many three dots in the poem. Readers should think of the author's idea together with the pensive speaker.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, and are repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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