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

WHEN you hear the white-throat pealing
From a tree-top far away,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XababcXccdXdXeeeceXe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 20,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11101110 0011101 10111010 1010001 10101010 10101001 10101010 1010101 10111010 1000111 10101010 10010101 11111011 1010101 10100010 11000001 10101010 1011111 101110010 1010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 633
  • Average number of words per stanza: 119
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • 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 punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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