This is an analysis of the poem At Last that begins with:

O the years I lost before I knew you,
Love!... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcd ebebfafa XbXbghgh ibibjjj ebebklkl fbfbmdmd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,7,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1001101111 1 1011111101 1 1111010101 11 0111101101 1111 01111111010 1 1101001010 1 1111110111 01 1111010101 1111 010110010011 1 01011111110 1 1100110101 01 1111010111 1101 01001100010 1 0100101001010 1 11 0111111101 1101 11011111110 1 10010011110 1 0101011111 00 1100101101 1101 11111001010 1 11011111010 1 00010011101 10 0101110101 0101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 202
  • Average number of words per stanza: 39
  • Amount of lines: 47
  • 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:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The author used the same word if 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 At Last;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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