This is an analysis of the poem Underwater Notes that begins with:

(On revisiting a dream)
I am alone in the house. ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme:
  • Stanza lengths (in strings):
  • Closest metre:
  • –°losest rhyme:
  • –°losest stanza type:
  • Guessed form:
  • Metre:
  • Amount of stanzas: 16
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 175
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 105
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, you, to are repeated.

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

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

    The poet repeated the same word future 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 connects the lines.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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