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

Look, my love, on the wall, and here, at this Eastern picture.
How still its scene, and neither of sleep nor waking:...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xabbc acXX XXXXXcab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,4,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110111101010 110111001110 1111001101010 011010111010 11011011010110 1101111111 110001100111 10111111011 10101101111 101101001010 10110011010 11111101010 1100101011111 0111011101 0101 1111110110100 110111111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 270
  • Average number of words per stanza: 51
  • Amount of lines: 17
  • Average number of symbols per line: 47 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • 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 poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, the are repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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