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

DEATH comes once, let it be easy.
Ring one bell for me once, let it go at that....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay.

  • Rhyme scheme: abb XXbXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110010 11111110111 111111101 111011 1111011110110 111011101 11110010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 270
  • Average number of words per stanza: 56
  • Amount of lines: 9
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (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; sing is repeated.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

More information about poems by Carl Sandburg