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

To-night retired, the queen of heaven
With young Endymion stays; ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaccb cdceed fgfhhg bgbggg ahXaah gggggg hbhbbb fhfiih jbjkkbXdadbba
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010101010 011001 110100010 01010101 11100101 010101 01011101 110101 11110101 11111111 11110101 110101 001100101 0100101 110100101 11110111 11110101 011101 11010101 1101001 11100101 010010111 110100101 110101 11110101 110111 101101100 11110101 11110101 110001 10111101 010101 10011101 11110101 011010101 010101 111100101 110101 11010111 01110101 01110101 0100101 10111111 000101 01010101 110101010 1101001010 010101 111010101 110101 11011101 11010101 11010101 110101 11011111 1100101 11010101 11001101 11010101 110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 201
  • Average number of words per stanza: 34
  • Amount of lines: 60
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, what, how are repeated.

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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