This is an analysis of the poem A Star In The East that begins with:

FOR THE ART EXHIBITION AT ST. JUDE'S, WHITECHAPEL
LIKE a fair flower springing fresh, sweet, and bright, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay.

  • Rhyme scheme: X ababaaaa cacadcdc efefcgcg adadhchc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 10110101111000 10110101111 1101111011 1001110101 1101010111 1011111111 00100010101 0001000101 1001110101 0101011111 1001111111 1111000111 1111010101 1101110101 1011111101 01000101111 1101011100 1101010101 01011101010 1111010101 11010011010 1011010111 1101010101 0111011111 0101110111 1011110110 1011111101 1111110001 1100110101 1110110111 1111010101 11101011101 1011110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 300
  • Average number of words per stanza: 55
  • Amount of lines: 33
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

  • summary of A Star In The East;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

More information about poems by Edith Nesbit