This is an analysis of the poem The Staying Up All Night that begins with:

The warm fire.
The comfortable chairs.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaaXbccdcaXbeXXeeXdXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 21,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0110 010001 010010 0101 01010 001 01110111 010111001 01101 011011 01100 0101 01101101 0101 01010 010101 0101101101 01010111 0101 0101 010110010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 521
  • Average number of words per stanza: 94
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

  • summary of The Staying Up All Night;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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