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

Night covers the pond with its wing.
Under the ringed moon I can make out...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcXc XXdXdbXX XeXbae
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,8,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11001001 100111111 11100110101 10010011 010001010 0111110101 0100110111 11010010110 1101101 0110111 00111 11010110100 10110 011101111 10111 11110101100 10101111111 01111110 100101100011
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 228
  • Average number of words per stanza: 43
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • 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 Pond;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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