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

Soon dawn will break in the east.
Do not say 'You start too early'; ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaXbaXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101001 11111110 10111110010 011100101 1001010101 11010100101 110110010 10101100010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 349
  • Average number of words per stanza: 58
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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 Huichang;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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