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

An army of vermin, mice, rats
Romps in the hallway which shimmers in the moonlight....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a b X c d d c a b X X d d d d X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11001011 100111100011 01111001110 101001101110 010001100010 11011011 11011110 01101001 00111101 1101011 101100011 11111011 111110101 1010101101 100101001010 101001101
  • Amount of stanzas: 16
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 40
  • Average number of words per stanza: 7
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (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 is repeated.

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

  • summary of In The Moonlight;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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