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

Fold her hands upon her breast,
And let her sweetly sleep.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aBaa acac deXe Xcdf XcXf ghghXhBhb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010101 110101 1110011 010101 01011111 110111 01010111 1010101 1110111 111101 01011101 010101 1010101 0010101 1110101 100101 1101101 010001 1111001 1011111 1101111 01101 1010101 001111 1010001 110101 1011111 010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 118
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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; her, she are repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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