This is an analysis of the poem Lessons Prolonged that begins with:

The only notion broken,
Is a spoken peace unseen....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AAbC Xde XAAbC XaXedX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,3,5,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0101010 0010101 0111010 11 0101110 010101 01 1 0101010 0010101 0101010 11 01001010 001 001100 11001111 1111 01
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 99
  • Average number of words per stanza: 18
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 21 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • 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.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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