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

Waking one morning
In a pleasant land,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cBab cBab XbXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10110 00101 101010 10101 11110 101101 1110 00101 101110 101101 1110 00101 110011 010101 00110 00101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 83
  • Average number of words per stanza: 16
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 20 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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