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

Every morning, as I walk down
From my dreary lodgings, toward the town, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccdd aaee ffgXhhaabbiibbbbjX kkjjXdXbXlllccaabbhhgXddd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,4,18,25,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 100101111 0110100101 111010101 010010111 01111111 1111001011 1111111111 011110101 11111011011 110100101 10110101 1011010101 01011010110 11101111010 1110010011001 111111101111 11111111111 00111101001 1110100101 1001101111011 111111011001 011101111011 101001101101 0100111101 11001011101 1101001101 101001101001 10110110111 11011101001 11110110101 11111010110 10111110010 1101011100 1111010111111 011110110101 11100001001 111111010111 011011111111 11011011010 11001101101 001011111111 111101111011 11101011011 01101011101 00100111101 01111011001 01101001001 011001001011 11110001111 01011011001 111001011101 101011001110 11011101010 01101001011 01101011011
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 633
  • Average number of words per stanza: 125
  • Amount of lines: 55
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, i, my, it, that, to, in are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

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

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

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