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

I saw you pray today
Out in the park— ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcb adad XbXb Xece efef bggg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111101 1001 110110 1001 100111 1011 100101 1011 11011 1001 111100 11101 1001 110001 010111 1011 11011 11011 111101 1011 11011 1011 11111 01011
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 84
  • Average number of words per stanza: 17
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 20 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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