This is an analysis of the poem Sing A While Longer that begins with:

Has the bright sun set,
Has the gale grown stronger? ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab aXAB XabAB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10111 101110 11111 1010110 11101 11010 11111 1110110 00101 101010 11111 1110110
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 103
  • Average number of words per stanza: 21
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 22 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

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

  • summary of Sing A While Longer;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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