This is an analysis of the poem Comete that begins with:

Uphill in Melbourne on a beautiful day
a woman is walking ahead of her hair....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaXbcbccdebde
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 11010101001 01001001001 111101011 0100111000 10100101110010 010101101 0111101011 1001101010 001 011111111 011001101101 101000101001 1100111001 11111011001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 615
  • Average number of words per stanza: 106
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; her, its are repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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