This is an analysis of the poem Only Lent that begins with:

Morning's hush was all around me,
Silence brooded everywhere, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababacacdXXX efeffgfgahah adadigigjhjX ffffekeXahah fdXdffffhhhh XifiXkhkghgh ililmfmfahaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,12,12,12,12,12,12,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10111011 1010101 10101011 1111101 11101011 10101001 101011101 1010101 10101110 1010101 111111010 11101101 10101010 1011101 10111110 10010111 10111110 1011101 11101010 1001101 11001111 10101001 110101011 1010101 100111101 1011101 11101111 1111101 10111110 1011101 11101010 1010101 11111010 1010101 1001111010 0110101 10101110 1010111 10111010 1010001 10101010 1010101 10101010 11111111 10111011 10111001 10111011 1111101 11111010 1111111 101011100 11111001 10101010 0010101 10101010 0011101 11101010 1010110 110011010 1111101 101111100 0011111 10001110 1010101 10100100 10011010 10111010 00101010 10111010 1111111 00101010 10010111 11101010 1110101 11111010 0110101 10101010 1110111 11101010 1010111 1110111 1110101 10101111 1011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 403
  • Average number of words per stanza: 70
  • Amount of lines: 84
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (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; ', of, to, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word let is repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines ' is repeated).

    The poet repeated the same word lent at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase blighted connects the lines.

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

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

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