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

Let there be many windows to your soul,
That all the glory of the universe ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXcXdXefXabXbbdfcddcbXea
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 25,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101010011 1101000101 1101010101 01111101001 1101010101 0101010101 1111011101 1111 110101 11110010011 0111000111 01001000101 1100010101 1100100101 1101101101 1111110001 0101010111 0101010001 1001010111 1101110101 1001010011 1101101111 1101000100 1101110101 0101111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1059
  • Average number of words per stanza: 191
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • 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, and, to are repeated.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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