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

Divest thyself, O Soul, of vain desire!
Bid hope farewell, dismiss all coward fears; ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaabbX ccdXXd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 01101101010 1111011101 11010101001 11110101010 010110010010 1110011010 100100011001 1111110101 1011111101 1111000101 1111011101 0011011100 1101010101 0101010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 319
  • Average number of words per stanza: 55
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • 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 Nirvana;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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