This is an analysis of the poem Memory's Mansion that begins with:

In Memory's Mansion are wonderful rooms,
And I wander about them at will;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdXd ececffff fffffgfg fhfhfifi
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 01001011001 111001010 1111010011001 110111001 11001011101 001011101 111101111111 01101101 01001011011 101101001 11011011001 11001111 01101011001 01111101 101001101001 01011011 11101011011 01011001 01001011011 11001001 01001011011 1010010001 11101101001 01101001 11011111001 10011001 101011001101 01011111 101001111011 11001011 111101011001 001001101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 326
  • Average number of words per stanza: 62
  • Amount of lines: 35
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (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; i, on, and, with, of are repeated.

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

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

  • summary of Memory's Mansion;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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