This is an analysis of the poem A Minute that begins with:
OPEN the door, my daughter, hark!
Someone is knocking in the dark....
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aabb ccXX ccaa ddee X
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,1,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: heroic couplets
- Metre: 10011101 11010001 1101011101 0101011111 10011101 101110101 11010111 1111010110 11101001 11111111 10110111 111001101 010111010 010101010 1101011101 111100111 01011010
- Amount of stanzas: 5
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 120
- Average number of words per stanza: 23
- Amount of lines: 17
- Average number of symbols per line: 35 (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; my, i are repeated.
The author used the same word open at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:
- summary of A Minute;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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