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

A STREET at night, a silent square
That mirth forbids; ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abba cbbc bXXb deed
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01110101 1101 1100111101 0101001 11110011 1101 1101010101 010101 11000101 0101 1111010100 110101 1101110001 1101 11000010101 111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 131
  • Average number of words per stanza: 21
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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