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

A lonely soul . . . According to her lights
She has lived on, mid all our worldly strife,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcX cdcXee dadaXX fgfgcc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0101010001 1111111101 1101001111 1111011101 1111010110 1111010100 1111110111 1111001101 1001010001 11011110000 11101000011 0100010101 1111101101 10011010101 1101010001 1100100101 1101010101 0001110101 0101001101 0101010111 1111010101 1111001101 01001100111 1111010011
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 259
  • Average number of words per stanza: 46
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The author used the same word 'this 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 Loneliness;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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