This is an analysis of the poem Bearing The Light that begins with:

Rain-diamonds, this winter morning, embellish the tangle of unpruned pear-tree twigs; each solitaire, placed, it appearrs, with considered judgement,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1100101001001001001111101101000101010101010101010011010010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 243
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 1
  • Average number of symbols per line: 243 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 35
  • 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 Bearing The Light;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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