This is an analysis of the poem The Spirit that begins with:

I would not breathe, when blows thy mighty wind
O'er desolate hill and winter-blasted plain,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababccccddddee
  • 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: 1111111101 101001110101 1101010111 11001010101 1101010101 0101110101 01101110101 0111010011 111111001001 1101110101 1111001101 0111011111 1111110111 1111000101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 624
  • Average number of words per stanza: 111
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • 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 The Spirit;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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