This is an analysis of the poem Magnus The Blind that begins with:

'Oh, let me look once again and see
Starlight the heavens o'ersweeping!'...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme:
  • Stanza lengths (in strings):
  • Closest metre:
  • Сlosest rhyme:
  • Сlosest stanza type:
  • Guessed form:
  • Metre:
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 172
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • 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; good, by are repeated.

    The author used the same word 'oh at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    The poet repeated the same word ' 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 it:

  • summary of Magnus The Blind;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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