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

Night, and beneath star-blazoned summer skies
Behold the Spirit of the musky South,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcc adadaa bebeaa fafaaa ghghff aaaXii jjjjff efefbb ajajffXfafacc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11011100101 0101000101 0100110101 01001101101 101101 0100011001 01110011111 1111010101 1100110101 10010100101 010101 1101010111 1100100101 10101001101 1101001111 1101100101 1100011 0111011101 1111111101 01110010101 0101110001 1101011101 101101 0110110101 0001010001 0101010101 1111010111 1111110101 101101 1101110001 0101010111 01100101001 1101100111 11011101000 010101 10011010111 10010100101 1001111101 1111111111 1011010101 1101111 101100111 0111010011 0111011101 1101010001 0101010101 110011 01101000101 1111011111 11110101001 1001010101 0001010101 011101 11011011111 1101011101 1001010101 1100010001 11110011111 0101001 1101010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 250
  • Average number of words per stanza: 43
  • Amount of lines: 60
  • 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, of, too, from are repeated.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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