This is an analysis of the poem The Owl that begins with:

Beyond the inmost barriers of the brain,
Hid by the tree of thought's most silent bough,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcdeeeedd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: Shakespearean sonnet
  • Metre: 01010100001 1101011101 1111010111 1001010101 0111010101 0011011101 1111010101 1001010001 1100110101 1111111101 1101110101 1011011100 0111000101 1011111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 611
  • Average number of words per stanza: 110
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (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; of, and are repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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