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

One sang all day, more merry than the lark
That mounts the morning skies: ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abb acX dcb dee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,3,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111110101 110101 1101110101 1111010101 011110 11010010100 011110101 111101 1101110111 0101111101 110100 0110110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 123
  • Average number of words per stanza: 21
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; one, to are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word one is repeated.

    The author used the same words one, to at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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