This is an analysis of the poem Song Of The Wheelman that begins with:

Over my desk in a dark office bending.
Dim seems the sunlight and dull seems the day;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcd eb ebfgfg Xh fhahXah
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,2,6,2,7,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10110011010 1101111101 110101101110 1111111101 111010110010 01011111011 110011110010 11011011001 101101101010 1101111011 10111111010 1111011101 10011110111 1011101101 10110110011 1011011111 110111010110 1011001011 10011111110 1011011001 11111010010 1101111101 010011111010 1111011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 185
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • 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:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

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

  • summary of Song Of The Wheelman;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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