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

Full on the wave the moonlight weeps,
To quiet its weary breast;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababab cbcbcb XbXbXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010111 0100101 1010111 0011101 1011100101 1100101 11111101 0100101 10011101 11100111 001111101 1100101 11011111 1111101 11010100 1101101 1111101100 1110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 208
  • Average number of words per stanza: 39
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (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; to, he are repeated.

    The author used the same word full at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    The poet repeated the same word rest at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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