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

I Saw the daughters of the Dawn come dancing o'er the hills;
The winds of Morn danced with them, oh, and all the sylphs of air:... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd bXbX dede fafa gXgX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110100011101001 01011001110101 111100101110101 110101001011011 11010011010101 11011101011100 11011011111111 11011011011111 1111111111111101 11111111111101 10011101110111 111111011111010 11010101010101 11010101010101 1110101111101 01010101011101 111101011101001 11011111111101 11111111100111 11001101011101 11111111111101 11110111110101 010111110011001 111001011111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 253
  • Average number of words per stanza: 50
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 63 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 13
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, their, and, fair, be, sad are repeated.

    The author used the same word i at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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