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

I cannot say a scene is fair
Because it is beloved of thee... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaXbb cbcbXX aXabdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010101 010001001 11110101 11011100 11101101 10110111 11010100 01110100 11110101 11010111 11110101 010111100 11111111 11110101 1001101 01110101 111101101 11110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 200
  • Average number of words per stanza: 40
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (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; i is repeated.

    The author used the same word i 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 Impartiality;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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