This is an analysis of the poem Sequestered Writing that begins with:

Horses were turned loose in the child's sorrow. Black and roan, cantering through snow.
The way light fills the hand with light, November with...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbc aXbdd XcaX Xeae
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,5,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 100110011011110011 011101010100110001 110111110111101001 011010011011100011 11100111001 00110101 0110100101 1101111111010011 101101100101 1010010100001010101 0101001110101111 011111001001110000 101000110100111110001 010111101101010101 1100101010100001001 011001111101 10010111110
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 284
  • Average number of words per stanza: 50
  • Amount of lines: 17
  • Average number of symbols per line: 66 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 12
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; with, ghost are repeated.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase white connects the lines.

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

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

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