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

O thrush, is it true?
Your song tells... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AbaabcdcaaD DeddeXaXadA
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 11,11,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11001 111 001101 01101011111 01011 01101 001001 001001 111001 001101011001 001101 001101 111 01111 0010001101111 01001 001001 0111011 101111 001011 1011011001101 11001
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 314
  • Average number of words per stanza: 61
  • Amount of lines: 22
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words of, will are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines again is repeated).

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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