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

All dark! - no light, no ray!
Sun, moon, and stars, all gone!... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcb bdXd Xefe ecbc bgfg ahch Xiji jbfb cjXj XaXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111111 111111 10010101 1101 110101 111001 011101001 1101 110101 110111 111101010 11 1111110 101101 11010101 0101 110111 010101 010101010 1101 011101 111101 11011111 1001 111001 111101 11110101 0111 111101 111101 111101010 1111 010101 010101 111111101 1101 010101 010101 111101 0100
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 104
  • Average number of words per stanza: 19
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • Average number of symbols per line: 25 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; no, and, i are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words one, no, the, i, a are repeated.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase endure connects the lines.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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