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

Up through the ruins of my earthly dreams
I catch the stars of immortality;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbaabbaXcdXcd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1101001101 1101010100 11011101011 1101110101 1101011101 1111111100 1011010111 0101001111 0111011100 01011110101 1101010101 1011011101 11110101011 1101010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 670
  • Average number of words per stanza: 112
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 47 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • 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 speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of is repeated.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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