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

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There is no rhyme that is half so sweet... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X aabbccddXXeee X ffffdd bggbgg ahhaff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,13,1,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 101110111 101001001001 10111111 10100110111 10100101101 1011100101 00110110111 111100101 10100111110 111101011 001111101 1101111011 101101011001 1 01011101 11100101 01010101 0110101 01111111 01011101 01011101 01010111 110100101 01011101 011101001 11010001 01011101 01001101 10011100 11110101 01110001 11011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 198
  • Average number of words per stanza: 39
  • Amount of lines: 33
  • 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.

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

    The author used the same word a 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 Preludes;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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