This is an analysis of the poem A Fantasy that begins with:

I'll tell you something: every day
people are dying. And that's just the beginning....

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: abcXX XbdceX fegddXb ageXXf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,6,7,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111101001 101101110010 10010100111011 1101101110 1000101011 11001010100 1011110010 01011011110 101011111 1001101 10100101 110110111001 1010010100 01011011010 110110010 0110101010 11100101000 1010110 0011100101 11001001010 10010011011 000100100101 01011011010 1111010011
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 252
  • Average number of words per stanza: 46
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; of, her, to, she, them are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines her is repeated).

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

More information about poems by Louise Gluck