This is an analysis of the poem On The Telescopic Moon that begins with:

A lifeless solitude- an angry waste,
Searing our alien eyes with horrors bare; ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbababacdeecd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 0101011101 10110010101 1101011101 01010100001 0101110001 1001010001 0101001101 0100010101 1111011101 11010010101 1101010101 10010001101 1001010001 1101010011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 575
  • Average number of words per stanza: 88
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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 On The Telescopic Moon;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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