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

A carpet, into which the suffering landscape pales
Perhaps the Sea of Galilee, a boat in the gale...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a X a b c a a d e d e a a c a X X aXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0100010100111 0101010101001 10111011 010011001010 0110100110 10101110 00110100110 10111101 1010001011 111001001 101011011 10010011001 1001101010 0100010111110 01110110110 0010011010100 01001000010 11011111 011010010
  • Amount of stanzas: 19
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 40
  • Average number of words per stanza: 7
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • 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, of are repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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