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

Pearl-gray is the sky,
And high within it, sailing by,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay.

  • Rhyme scheme: aaa aaa bbb ccc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,3,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11001 11010101 1111 1111 01011001 1101 1111 10011001 1011 1101 01010001 1011
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 73
  • Average number of words per stanza: 14
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (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.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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