This is an analysis of the poem Abu Midjan that begins with:

Underneath a tree at noontide
Abu Midjan sits distressed,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXa bbab cded febe cgcg Xhfh eded ijcj ibfX bjij baXa fggg ggeg iebe kgfg fbdX Xggg jkjX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10101110 1010101 10101110 1010101 10101110 1110101 10001111 1010101 11111010 1010111 11101010 1010101 10101110 1000101 10101110 1000101 00101010 0010111 10101010 1010101 10101010 1010111 10101010 0010101 10101010 1110101 10101110 1010101 10011010 1010101 11101010 1011111 10101010 0011111 00101010 1010010 10101010 1110111 1011110 1010101 10001110 110111 101010100 0010101 10101010 1110101 1110101 1110101 10101010 1010101 11111110 1110101 10101010 1110111 00101110 1010111 00101001 1000111 10101110 1010111 10011110 1110111 1011110 11101010 11001010 1010101 10101100 0001111 11101011 1110111 11101111 10101110
  • Amount of stanzas: 18
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 123
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 72
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; his, me, and are 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 Abu Midjan;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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