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

The day is past and the toilers cease;
The land grows dim 'mid the shadows grey,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab acac dede bfbX gfgX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010110101 011110111 111110111 10101 1101001001 1110100111 11001001101 00101 111101111 0100100101 1011100101 10101 111100101 1011100111 0010111101 10100 010111101 0011100111 00111001001 1100
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 161
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, of are repeated.

    The poet repeated the same word eventide at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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