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

Within an English village yesterday
I came upon a little child at play....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaabbcc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 0111010101 1101010111 1101010101 1111110101 1101111101 0101011101 1101110001 1101010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 332
  • Average number of words per stanza: 63
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • 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 Nora;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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