This is an analysis of the poem When I Woke that begins with:

When I woke, the town spoke.
Birds and clocks and cross bells...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdXcaXcedaffe acagXgXhbXXhbbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 15,15,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111011 111111 10010101 0101000001 1011001 011101 11101101 101110010 1001001 100101 01101001 10101001 1101111 00011101 011001001 1001011 101011 1001011 0110101 101100 10101 111111111 1101010 10100110 01000101 11010001 1111110 1110111101 1101110010 1011111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 486
  • Average number of words per stanza: 91
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, his, no are repeated.

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

  • summary of When I Woke;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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