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

Lovely Semiramis
Closes her slanting eyes:...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabbaaccddeeccXXaaffeeccXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 26,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101000 100101 101101 001101 1011010 101110 110101 101111 101101 100101 1111001 101111 100111 101111 111101 111101 1010110 101110 100101 101101 100100 110011 111101 101101 10110 110010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 695
  • Average number of words per stanza: 119
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 26 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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