This is an analysis of the poem The Two Glasses that begins with:

There sat two glasses, filled to the brim,
On a rich man's table, rim to rim. ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aAbb ccdedeffaaeegghhgghfX eebbXbffggffhhiibbgXXccaA
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,21,25,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111101001 101110101 11101111 111110101 10101001010 101110010110 11101011011 1110111101 1010110111 1101111101 0010111101 0010111111 1110101101 1110101101 11100100101 1110100101 110110111 1110100101 1110100101 110100101 111011111 1010010101 111100111 111100101 101101111100 1010110101 0010110101 111101101 111011111 011110111110 0111111111 111101011010 10011110010 111111011001 110110001011 111011001011 111011110101 111001001001 11101011110 1110110111 1111001101 111111011 110010111 11011101 1111011010 110111110 0101101010 1110101001 101110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 544
  • Average number of words per stanza: 104
  • Amount of lines: 49
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (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; i, of, have, and are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word said at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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