This is an analysis of the poem To Perdita, Singing that begins with:

Thy voice is like a fountain,
Leaping up in clear moonshine;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Aabbbabcbdcadaeeee fgXgcdcd Ahbiih ccjjkekelelXhjhjchchccXchjgjgeeffaahhccgkgX AhahXbhgegXXe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 18,8,6,43,13,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101010 1010111 10101010 1010 0110 0110101 100111010 1110110 11111010 111 1111111 011010 11010111 01100110 101101010 10111110 10101110 00101010 01101010 10011 01101010 10011 01111100 1010101 010100100 010101001 1101010 1010111 11101010 01101110 110111110 10001001 1010111 1001111 1010111 1011101 11010101 11010 0111011101 101110010 1011101 110111110 00010011 01110100 01010110 011011 01110111 111011 110111 01110101 11111101 01000111 1111 0101 1111 111111 1111 01010101 101100101 01010001 11110101 0101001010 111111110 110010100 100111011 0110101 1101100 100101001 11011101 1010101 01001101 100111001 1110101 10010001 11011101 1101010 10010111 10101010 10110101 1010 10100 11101111 11011111 110101010 100101111 110101010 1111001110 000101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 595
  • Average number of words per stanza: 98
  • Amount of lines: 88
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words oh, the, ever are repeated.

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

  • summary of To Perdita, Singing;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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