This is an analysis of the poem Bread And Wine that begins with:

Round about the city rests. The illuminated streets grow
Quiet, and coaches rush along, adorned with torches....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X a a X X b a b c a X X X c a b a X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101010100101011 1011010101010 11101100110 1011110110100 11010101101 1010101111 101001101010 011011101011 01101101011 10101110101 1110001111010 1101010001 1011011001001 11011011011 1010100100011 101101100011 0100110100110 10100101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 18
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 48
  • Average number of words per stanza: 8
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 48 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

  • summary of Bread And Wine;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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