This is an analysis of the poem The Moon Moments that begins with:

The faint starlight rolls restlessly on the mat.
Those women talking outside have clouds passing across their eyes....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcX bcbX aXbX XXXX bXXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 01111100101 110101111100111 1110011010111 111101000100101 110001111 011111010100101 11110011001001 0011011100101 1101010 10010100111 0001001010111110 10010011101 01010101 0110110010011010 1010001101110101 110101100011011 110101110111 111101110111 010101001110011 1011101000110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 222
  • Average number of words per stanza: 38
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 56 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, in are repeated.

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

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

  • summary of The Moon Moments;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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