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

I SLEPT,--'twas midnight,--in my bosom woke,
As though 'twere day, my love-o'erflowing heart;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a ba b c bc b d Xd X b ebXe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,2,1,1,2,1,1,2,1,1,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111101101 11111110001 0101111111 11011000101 1101010101 1001110101 0101110101 1101110101 0111110101 0111011101 1111111101 100111111100 1110110101 1001111101 1001111101 1100011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 12
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 61
  • Average number of words per stanza: 11
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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