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

At times thy image to my mind returns,
Aspasia. In the crowded streets it gleams...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabaabcdeXdfgehijgjebXjbbgdekjj eeidfjaXidaaXejaaeafakafkh XbebailebejXkaddbjcejldafjjlk fjeegkmimhdhfXgXjjleejbad
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 31,26,29,25,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111001101 1000010101 0111110111 0101010101 1111010101 0101010100 1001011100 0101010011 1101111001 01110111110 01000100101 1010010001 1101111111 10110011100 01010100001 01010100111 1101101001 1101010011 11010100010 1101010101 0111011101 0101010101 1101101101 0101010100 1011010101 010101000101 0101010111 1011110101 1101110111 0101110001 11010100111 0101110011 1101010101 1101110011 010000100001 0101010101 010110001 10010010101 0101010101 01101101 0001110101 1101010100 1001010101 110101010101 1001110101 0101110101 010011011 1110110101 01001010101 1111011101 1011010101 0111111101 1101010011 1101010010 1101010001 1101111101 1001110011 111101100 1111010111 1101011101 1101110001 1101110010 1101011001 10111110101 0101110100 0001100111 0111110101 100111111 0101111100 1111010101 1101011101 1101110100 1011010101 110111101 1110010101 1101110100 1101010111 0111011111 0001010111 1001110111 1111011001 1011010101 1101010111 0111110101 0111010111 0111010101 1111110101 0111110111 01010110001 11001111101 1101011011 0101101101 11101100111 0100010101 01110111001 1100110000010 11001010101 11001010100 1101011101 0101010001 1101010111 0111111100 01011011101 1101010111 11010010111 0101010101 0101010101 1101110111 1111110101 0101001111 0101111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1142
  • Average number of words per stanza: 205
  • Amount of lines: 111
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (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; in, of, thy, to, his, thou, what, that, but, at are repeated.

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

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

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

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