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

Dead peacock in the dream
The moonlight fell upon his body...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AX XX bX cX dd ea bc AeXe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,2,2,2,2,2,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111001 011101010 1000010 10101 1111 11010 011 0101 0111010 00100101100 101011 1100 010101 10101 111001 01110 01010101110
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 45
  • Average number of words per stanza: 8
  • Amount of lines: 17
  • Average number of symbols per line: 23 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • 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 Hieroglyph;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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