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

THOU fill'st from the winged chalice of the soul
Thy lamp, O Memory, fire-winged to its goal.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1100110001 111100101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 93
  • Average number of words per stanza: 18
  • Amount of lines: 2
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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