This is an analysis of the poem Last Month that begins with:

No changes of support—only
Patches of gray, here where sunlight fell. ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXXXccdXdd XcdbXbad
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 11,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11000110 100111111 011100 1111101 010100011 101101001 0101100001 0010000100 10001110 010111001 011101110 0011001101 01001001 01010111 1111011001 111101101 110110100 0011101001010 100101110
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 358
  • Average number of words per stanza: 62
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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