This is an analysis of the poem Before She Died that begins with:

When I look at the sky now, I look at it for you.
As if with enough attention, I could take it in for you....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aa bc cX bdXdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,2,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111011111011 100010101110011 01011110 01101110101 101011111100101 1101111010110 11110111110011 0101011010110 1100101101100 11101111101110
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 105
  • Average number of words per stanza: 22
  • Amount of lines: 10
  • Average number of symbols per line: 52 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 11
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines you, field are repeated).

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

  • summary of Before She Died;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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