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

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When you were mine, in auld lang syne,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a Xbab a XXcX a deae a cfXf a beXe a Xdcd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 11010111 111111110 11011111 1100101010 1 01111101 1101010010 010110001 111111010 1 10010101 111111010 11010101 110100010 1 11001100 110111110 11111001 111111010 1 10110101 111111010 110011101 100101010 1 11011101 110111110 11111111 110100010
  • Amount of stanzas: 12
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 71
  • Average number of words per stanza: 14
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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