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

MERRYMIND, Merrymind, whither art thou roaming?
Merrymind, Merrymind, nay, art thou sleeping yet? ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababacac XbXb acac adad
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100100101110 100100111101 1011101111010 11101 1011111111010 1010101011101 10111010101010 00101 10100110011010 1011100110100 1100101001010 10111 101101101110 10101111101001 1001001111010 10101 11011010101110 1010100111100 1110100101110 00101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 239
  • Average number of words per stanza: 39
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 47 (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; merrymind, thou, and are repeated.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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