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

All in the dark we grope along,
And if we go amiss ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab bcbc dddd efef ceceXcccc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10011101 101101 11111101 110100 11111101 110101 11010101 011101 01011101 110111 01111111 110111 11010101 110101 11110111 110101 11110101 110101 11010101 110101 11111111 011101 11111001 111001
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 127
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; we is repeated.

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

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in it:

  • summary of Life;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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