This is an analysis of the poem The Incarceration Of Loneliness that begins with:

On the far horizon waved some flicker of light
My heart, a city of suffering, awoke in a state of dream...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AXbc cA AbXX AaXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,2,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with trochaic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 101010111001 1101001000100101 111010110 01010001000101010 0011011111101 10001000010100001 101010111001 100100100110 1111110100101 11010010001001 10001000010100001 10101001010101010 0010100111101 0010001010100111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 189
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 53 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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