This is an analysis of the poem The Last Rose Of Summer that begins with:

That strain again? It seems to tell
Of something like a joy departed;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd XXXX dXdX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010101 010101010 11010101 110111010 11110101 1111001010 01010101 111101010 11111101 111001010 1101001110 110111010 11011101 1101010110 11011101 111101110
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 153
  • Average number of words per stanza: 28
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words when, too are repeated.

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

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

  • summary of The Last Rose Of Summer;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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