This is an analysis of the poem The Infinite that begins with:

The day was lingering in the pale north-
west,... full text

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: XabbcabdcXdcdbXd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0111000011 1 111101011 110100101 110011011 1 10100101 111110101 01011101 100110101 110101 01111100 1010001 010010011 01000100 00101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 513
  • Average number of words per stanza: 92
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • 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.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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