This is an analysis of the poem Travesty Of Brilliance that begins with:

A travesty that shadows brilliance,
Contorts the showing of it......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Abac aaXXcaXcbX Acaaacbaac cdad eXdecccXacddc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,10,10,4,13,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010011110 0101000 010001100 110101 111010 11011 101010011011 110111 00100101 10110101 1101111010 11101001 111111010 101011101001 010011110 1100010 01110010 00100100 1000101100 1 01001001100001 001010100100 10011101 0011000001 0010101 101010100 100011110 010100010010111 00110100001110 11100101 1111100010100 1101011100 11011000000101 111 1011101 10100010 10100101 10111100 1101010100 101110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 233
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

    The author used the same word to 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 Travesty Of Brilliance;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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