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

Across the stretch of southward seas
The zephyr-swept Hesperides... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbcccbaaaaXXXX aadeeedbbeacXcX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 15,15,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010101 01011000 1101010 11010101 11010111 110010101 01010010 1111110 1100010 1101011010 110101 1111110 1110010 11011101 111000 01010101 01111101 1101010 110010101 01010001 11110101 1101010 11101010 1111110 11010101 111111 1111010 0111100 11011111 111000
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 483
  • Average number of words per stanza: 82
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words thy, the are repeated.

    The poet repeated the same word hesperides at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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