This is an analysis of the poem The Plough Of Time that begins with:

Night closed my windows and
The sky became a crystal house...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXabXcbcdXXdXeeafbffcdXe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 24,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111101 01010101 010101 01 110 1011010 010111 01010 1101101 010101010 10010 0101 11010101 01011 101101 01011 101000 101011 10100 01011 1001010 101 10100011 10011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 599
  • Average number of words per stanza: 104
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

  • summary of The Plough Of Time;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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