This is an analysis of the poem Desperate Are These Hours that begins with:

Desperate are these hours lived that come,
To gather those shattered by slinging innuendos....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AbXc bbdc eefX AfbdaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1001110111 0101101100010 11011001011 110010100111 10101110111 0101010110101 0100111001 010111101 110101 10111101 010101010111 10011111 1001110111 1010111010 0111 10110101 11110101 0101101101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 191
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

    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; to is repeated.

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

  • summary of Desperate Are These Hours;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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