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

I gazed upon thy face--and beating life,
Once stilled its sleepless pulses in my breast... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcdbebeff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: Shakespearean sonnet
  • Metre: 1101111101 1101010011 11001110101 1001010101 1111000101 0111011111 01001111111 1111110111 11111101001 1101110101 1101010111 11010011101 11001110111 11010110001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 609
  • Average number of words per stanza: 120
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (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.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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