This is an analysis of the poem Sky Lotus that begins with:

Moon over Japan.
White butterfly moon!...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabcdXXbbbbXb edaebbXbaaXb XcbbbbaaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 13,12,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11001 11011 01010101010 1111001 1101110010 101010101 00100101 010011010101 110100011010 1010101101010101010 01101101 101010010 1000100101011000101 110010 0111 10001010001010 0111010010 0111011110010 1100111110011010 0101010 110011 00101000111001 0010110110101 01101110001 010101100010 11010 1011010001 010100110101000101010 111 0111110101110 01010101100101010110001 01010011010010 101010010101100101 101110101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 523
  • Average number of words per stanza: 93
  • Amount of lines: 34
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (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, moon are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word moon at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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