This is an analysis of the poem Startled Hearts that begins with:

Dim reason.
With a confuse distraction made....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay.

  • Rhyme scheme: Xaba XcdcXbcbdbbbd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110 00010101 11010 11000001 11 11 10100010 11101 01011011 10101010011 01000101 01011 101010101 101 01101 10101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 133
  • Average number of words per stanza: 21
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • 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 Startled Hearts;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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