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

On a young girl showing me a scar on her cheek where a stick of wood struck her.
In its own place 'tis very good ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X aaaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1011101011011010110 00111100 11011001 11011101 11101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 107
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 5
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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