This is an analysis of the poem Before The Sunrise that begins with:

I can not revisit,
What is no longer there to feel....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABAC cdaed fafedf ABACXgdX gahha
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,5,6,8,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 111010 10110101 101011 010111001 111111 111011 110110100001 11111101 01011111 1111011010 1100111 1111011 1100111 111110001 011010 111010 10110101 101011 010111001 10101011100 11101011010 111001 0111001011 110 010111001 0110 0010010001110 1110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 175
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many three dots in the poem. Readers should think of the author's idea together with the pensive speaker.

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

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

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

  • summary of Before The Sunrise;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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