This is an analysis of the poem Out In The Cold that begins with:

Out in the cold mid the dreary night,
Under the eaves of homes so bright:... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb ccdd eeff ggcc hhcc hhiiXccaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100110101 10010111 111010101 01110111 011100111 011100101 10010101 100111001 10010101 110010011 110110101 110010111 100101101 0110100101 11011111 11101101 10011111 11010101 101011101 10110101 10011101 00110001 100101001 10010101 010011111 01011101 1010110111 1010010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 150
  • Average number of words per stanza: 28
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (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, out, and are 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 Out In The Cold;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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