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

. . . THAT night I loved you
in the candlelight. ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabcXccdXaeecXcfXfcXXdXbfc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 26,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111 00101 1101 1001100010 10100 10100010 011101 1001000011 01100010 011 01111101 1111 011001110 0100100010100 01101 011110 101111110 0101010 11101 10010010 101101101 1011011111101 111010 11111 110101 0001010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 832
  • Average number of words per stanza: 149
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.

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

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

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

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