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

Towards the evening of her splendid day
Those who are little children now shall say ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0101000101 1111010111 1001001010 11011010110
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 169
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 4
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • 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 The Fragment;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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