This is an analysis of the poem Three (O'Clock) In The Morning that begins with:

At three in the morning I used to be sleeping an untroubled
sleep in my bed....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabaX ccbdcb XdeedeXeXedee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,6,13,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1100101100101010 1011 110110010010110 010110100111101 11101010 1100101101110100 1101 1010111010010010 110010010111010 11011 1110010 1100101101010010 11011 1101100100010010 11101011101111 011011 1110110 11001011001011011 101 1111111111010010 111101000110011 11101 0010010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 244
  • Average number of words per stanza: 45
  • Amount of lines: 23
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; in, and, my are repeated.

    The author used the same word at 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 Three (O'Clock) In The Morning;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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