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

There’s Pan!
See-through the branches yonder! ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaca Xcddcdaceeeff aaaXXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,13,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101 1101010 1110110 0111 110101 010111 110101 110101 010111 100101 1111 1111111 1101 1101001 00110101 10110101 1101 110101 110111 11 11 110101 1100 1010 1
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 231
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • 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 speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

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

    The author used the same word why at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines pan is repeated).

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase pan connects the lines.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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