This is an analysis of the poem An Impromptu that begins with:

Here in the pungent gloom
Where the tamarac roses glow...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababccXdcdcXX efXfXgXgX gegeehcch
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 13,9,9,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100101 10100101 10101001 010101 1010110 10011110 1111110 1000010 11110 10101 001010 001001000 110 101001010 110111 1001010 0110101 111110 10110110 010100 01011010 0010100 11010110 0101010 01110100110 010010010 10101110 01111 1100101 0101001 10101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 285
  • Average number of words per stanza: 54
  • Amount of lines: 31
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (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; he, and, of are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word in is repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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