This is an analysis of the poem A Song Of Life that begins with:

In the rapture of life and of living,
I lift up my head and rejoice, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcd cedefgfg hfhfijij kfkffffffkfk
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,12,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0010011010 11111101 1110110110 01011001 0010010010 001101001 110111010 111001 0011010010 001101001 11101111 01011111 1111011010 111011111 110110110 111001 111110010 01001001 1110111010 101001001 1110111011 11001101 110011111 01001 110011010 11001011 1011011110 111011011 111011010 110001010 1111010010 010010 111011010 01001011 1111010110 111001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 323
  • Average number of words per stanza: 64
  • Amount of lines: 36
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, and, it are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words in, i, and, come are repeated.

    The author used the same word in 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 A Song Of Life;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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