This is an analysis of the poem An Adventure that begins with:

It came to me one night as I was falling asleep
that I had finished with those amorous adventures ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXabcdXbcebeafgbeXhidjjeckiXlccfcXggXmbaabkXjmfeXhl
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 52,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0101111111001 1111001100010 011110011001 1110011010110010100 010110101111101 010111110100111010 10010110 1 0111011 010101001001110 1001010101000011 10101011111 01001010111001001001 11111110101 11110100011010 100010110001011101 0100110000101111 01011011 1 111010110001001 11011110100 111111010101 1000101011100110 011011111 100010101 1101101101011101 101110111 1110011111 1 1011010100 10101110110101 1010101001010101 111011111000 0101010001001 11111110100101 1010101011010100 01010101001000 1 111101010 1101 11100110011 11010011101010100 11111 1011101101 1 101010110110101 010010010100 100111011010 11001 11010010100 110101 1100100100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 2376
  • Average number of words per stanza: 427
  • Amount of lines: 52
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (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; i, to, and, my are repeated.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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