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

Where, from the eye of day,
The dark and silent river... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cbcb dede fefe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100101 0111010 01110101 10101110 010111 0111110 01010101 1101010 110111 01001010 11010111 0111110 110111 0101110 010110001 0101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 126
  • Average number of words per stanza: 22
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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