This is an analysis of the poem City Visions that begins with:

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As the blind Milton's memory of light, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bccbcbbcdeadea X eeeeeeeeaefaef
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,14,1,14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1 1011010001 0110010001 1110010111 0101010111 1101010111 1011110111 1011010101 0101111101 0101110111 11101111101 1111010111 1011011101 1011011111 1111110111 1 1101011111 1101111101 1111010101 1101010111 1111010101 100010101001 1001111101 0101010101 11010100111 1111110101 01001101101 10110001101 1011010101 1100110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 326
  • Average number of words per stanza: 58
  • Amount of lines: 31
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (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; and, who are repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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