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

There is no way not to be excited
When what you have been disillusioned by raises its head...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabcdcXeedfbbafagbXeXg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 22,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011100010 11110101011001 0011101010101 10111100 111111011001 11011010100100 1111001101 101011 011110110001 01011110111110100 1 1001001010 11010010010 1010001011011101 110111101111101 010 11111111101111 1011100110010 0101111000111101000 01001010101010 101101011100111 1010111101111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1005
  • Average number of words per stanza: 192
  • Amount of lines: 22
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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