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

GRAY-VESTED Dawn, with flameless, tranquil eye,
Cool hands, and dewy lips, is in the sky,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaX bbb ccc ddd Xcc eee fff ggX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 11010100101 1111010001 0101010100 0111101001 1101010101 0101010101 0101011101 11001110011 10011010111 1100011101 01001100101 0101010111 0111010101 11010010111 0111010111 11001010101 0101110101 1111110001 0111011111 1101110101 1101010101 1101110101 01010010101 111101100111
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 133
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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; with, she, her, and, to, from are repeated.

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

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

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

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