This is an analysis of the poem The Venetian Gondolier that begins with:

Here rest the weary oar! -- soft airs
Breathe out in the o'erarching sky;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab aaaa acac dede abaf aaaa gbgf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010111 110010001 111101001 01010101 10110101 11010011 11011111 01010101 1100101101 1111011001 1101011 01010101 11010101 111010001 11010101 00111111 11010111 10110001 10010101 01000100 11110111 01010011 11010111 11010101 01100111 01010111 11010111 01100100
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 145
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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; her is repeated.

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

  • summary of The Venetian Gondolier;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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