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

Orpheus liked the glad personal quality
Of the things beneath the sky. Of course, Eurydice was a part...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXXcdefgbfgdhijjkfbckalmXmXdccnXjibbXXkghkbdfmcoemdojmoXnfX cbmklojgbajjgdmodbgjXgmnbodnmbg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 60,31,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100101100100 001010101100101 00111101111 100100011010 1010011001010 0010111001110 101010011100111 11111110110110 100101101010 11001000010111 1101111 01011101110 10001001001101 11100110001011001 11111001001 01100100001 111100110101 111011011101011 0010100101110100 1010100 101011010100001 1011101110110 110111101000 110111110010 111100101001010 100101001010000 01001001 100001 0111101001010 1101110100110010 1001001110110 1101110101011000 110110100100 11000101101001 0110101010 01111101010100 110001111 1101011110 1010101000 0111110000101010 10001011110110 11100101010 0001001010011010 1011011001101 11101110 00010101011 100101010 100111001010010 1110100100101 010101100101111 00010011101010 11101001111 1001001000010001 111101010011 00101000110010 1001001 11010101 1111100001100101 10100010110111 11010 111000101010 1001101111111 0110001010111 011110110111 100101001010 01010010100101 1110110101 111011000110 01001010001 10111101101100 101011010101 10101101011110 10100110110 0110101 01001101001010 10110110101101 010010110010 1101101100 01010101010 11110111001 00101000110000 01011101110 11010110111 11010011010101 011110000010101 11100111010111 101101011101010 100100100100001001 011110100 011011011 0111110010
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 2226
  • Average number of words per stanza: 393
  • Amount of lines: 91
  • Average number of symbols per line: 48 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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