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

All night I dreamed of my home,
of the roads that are so long ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdeed Xfghcf XdiXfdafhbjef dcjg XbXeiab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,6,13,4,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111011 0011111 11110010 010101001 110101011 011111011 1101010 1 10100010 11010 01011101 10101010 011001 1 01010011 11110111 0101001 0111011 11111111 1111010111 1001 1001101 00111010 01100010 100100 11 11111100 0111 111110 11111010 1 1111100 11101 1010101 10111 11010010 001101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 204
  • Average number of words per stanza: 39
  • Amount of lines: 41
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (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 is repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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