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

Cover me over,
Cover me deep,...

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: XababXbXXcbc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10110 1011 1010 101 101101111 101010110 11 10110 11100 11 101010 111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 247
  • Average number of words per stanza: 42
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 20 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • 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.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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