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

WHEN you have tidied all things for the night,
And while your thoughts are fading to their sleep,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXb cdcdX efef gg hahaXgg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,5,4,2,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111011101 1111110011 11010001100 110001 0111010011 0101010101 0111000101 1001010101 101010 0101110101 1001110111 1011010111 1111100101 0101010101 11010011101 1001010101 0101111101 1111010111 0100100001 1111110101 1011110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 139
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (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; and is repeated.

    The author used the same word the at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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