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

A whole night long
crouched close...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabXcXbbXcabX bXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 13,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0111 11 01011 10 001 1 101011 00010 001 11 00110 110 10101 11100 1 1001
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 125
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 15 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 3
  • 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 it:

  • summary of Vigil;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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