This is an analysis of the poem The Honeymoon Is Over that begins with:

The honeymoon is over
And he has left for work...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AbXcdeaf X AXcbXXX c AfGffdgGedfXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,1,7,1,13,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0101010 111111 101010001010 110001101011 110111100010 101001 011110110 1011010 11110001010 0101010 11111001 001111101101 10010110001 101010 11010111111 1111001110 0100110101 0101010 1111101101111 11101 11101111111101 110110 111010 01101 11101 111011111011 111010 01100 111101001110
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 160
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 29
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; he is repeated.

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

    The author used the same word the at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

  • summary of The Honeymoon Is Over;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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