This is an analysis of the poem Duet In Harmony that begins with:

Wanting it more to stay.
This feeling I have and prayed for....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbcdc XbeXaa CFAF CFAFf gXaae daaXggdc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,4,5,5,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100101 01011111 0011 1111 1100 1111 1011 001111 1001 01111 1111111 01 1011001 1111111 00111111 10111 1011001 1111111 00111111 10111 1101111 1001 1101001 0111001 1101 1010101 010 1001 0101110 10 1101 11111 0010100 110
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 131
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 34
  • Average number of symbols per line: 22 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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; that is repeated.

    The author used the same word who at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

  • summary of Duet In Harmony;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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