This is an analysis of the poem Surfaced Emptiness that begins with:

I close my eyes...
And no boundaries appear....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABCDEDBA afaaff ABCDEDBA ddeXaeeXe gedfghX ccXheX EXEX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,6,8,9,7,6,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111 1110001 11001101 01011100 1101 1101 1101 01101 11010 1101001 110111 11101010 110011 010100 1111 1110001 11001101 01011100 1101 1101 1101 01101 110010010 11111 10100101 10111101 11110 10111 11101 1101 1101 11011 011101 10111010 10111001 101001010111 0101111 1110100100 110100100100 1111 111111 10011 101 010110000 100101 1010 100101 0100010
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 176
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 48
  • Average number of symbols per line: 25 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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 Surfaced Emptiness;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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