This is an analysis of the poem A Meeting that begins with:

Within that nameless realm where Dead meet Dead
I met that one through whom my life was banned, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXXaXaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0111011111 1111111111 111111 1101010111 11110101001 111101 0111010111 1101011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 344
  • Average number of words per stanza: 61
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • 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:

    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; alas is repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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