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

The sunset gun booms out in hollow roar
Night breathes upon the waters of the bay ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abba cddc effe cggcXceec
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0111110101 1101010001 0101010001 1001110101 0101110101 0111000111 1001000111 0101010101 10110101 0101000111 1011110101 1101000101 0111011101 1100010001 1101110100 1101110101 1011011001 01010101001 1001010101 01110010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 166
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • 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; in is repeated.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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