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

Through rifts of cloud the moon’s soft silver slips;
A little rain has fallen with the night, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101011101 0101110001 10010010111 1001010111 1111011111 1111011011 110011100101 1101111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 195
  • Average number of words per stanza: 34
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 48 (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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; my is repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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