This is an analysis of the poem The Brandy Glass that begins with:

Only let it form within his hands once more -
The moment cradled like a brandy glass. ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbbcabcX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 10101010111 0101010101 10010010101 00101010101 10011001101 11010000101 01101010001 11010100111 101010111110
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 397
  • Average number of words per stanza: 70
  • Amount of lines: 9
  • 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.

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

  • summary of The Brandy Glass;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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