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

Long ago I wished to leave
" The house where I was born; " ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXabcccc bdbdefef ghghdbdb cicidbdb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011101 10111111 1011101 111101 01000101 010101 11101001 10000101 1110111 11111 1110001 100101 1001101 111111 111101101 110101 1111101 11101 1001001 1100101 1111101 11011 1111111 111101 1011101 1010111 101001001 110111 11111001 110101 11101111 100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 249
  • Average number of words per stanza: 42
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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; i is repeated.

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

    The poet repeated the same word again 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 Regret;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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