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

THROUGH some strange sense of sight or touch
I find what all have found before,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab XcXc dede dXde
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11110111 11111101 01011111 001101001 11110101 01110111 00100100 10111111 11011101 01111111 10010001 10011101 11010111 11011101 110010001 11011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 139
  • Average number of words per stanza: 28
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; night, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word the is repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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