This is an analysis of the poem Fragment I that begins with:

I round the threshold wandering here,
Vainly the tempest and the rain invoke,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaX bbc bXX adcXbdb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,3,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 110111001 1001010101 1111110100 1101110001 01010100001 0101110001 11111101111 1101110011 0101010101 0111011101 10010110101 0101110101 10100110101 11000101001 0111010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 125
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • 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; o is repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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