This is an analysis of the poem A Poet’s Thought that begins with:

TELL me, what is a poet’s thought?
Is it on the sudden born? ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaab babba cacca
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 11100101 0010101 0000111 0010101 111001 1010001 1011101 1010111 0011101 10101 1110001 1010101 10010111 10010101 00101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 157
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

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

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

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

  • summary of A Poet’s Thought;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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