This is an analysis of the poem The Poet's Metamorphosis that begins with:

Maecenas, I propose to fly
To realms beyond these human portals;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbb Xcac XdXd bebe XfXfXabbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10010101 010111010 11011011 111101010 01011101 110101111 11011101 1100101111 01111001 010100010 11011101 110111010 11010111 110101110 11011111 110101110 10011111 1111110010 11110111 110101010 11011101 1111110010 11001101 111101110
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 145
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

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

  • summary of The Poet's Metamorphosis;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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