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

My soul spoke low to Discontent:
Long hast thou lodged with me,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab acac dcdc dada babX ebeb fgfg Xcbc haha
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110001 111101 11010101 110101 11010101 110101 11110101 110101 11111111 111100 11111101 011101 11111111 111101 11100101 111001 11110001 111101 11011111 101100 11011111 111101 111001001 110111 01011101 111101 11111111 110101 11110100 111001 11110101 010101 11010111 110101 11010101 010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 124
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 36
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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; for, and are 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 Discontent;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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