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

I HAVE seen women weave
Their delicate way through the gloaming,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abba cccc dede ffgg X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111101 110011010 11111110 00111001 11001001 11010011 110010010 1001001 1011101 010101 1101011 110011 1101011 101001 1110111 11011101 01011010
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 103
  • Average number of words per stanza: 19
  • Amount of lines: 17
  • 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; in, thy are repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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