This is an analysis of the poem In Eclipse that begins with:

PALE veil of mist bound round the trees
Pale fringe of rain upon the hills, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaabcbc dadXadad ededcfcf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011101 11010101 11111101 11010101 11110101 01110101 110100001 111101 11011111 11010111 10110101 10111101 10111101 11110101 11010101 111101 00110111 01011101 10010101 11110101 11010111 01011101 11111101 101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 280
  • Average number of words per stanza: 54
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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