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

What's left is footage:
the hours before Camille, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXabcdcebdaedbbdXXbff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 21,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010 0100101 110110 1110001 1110101 1100101 1101 011110 1011110 110111 10011 1001101 01111 101001 0100101 1010011 1011110 10010010 101010 101111 010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 574
  • Average number of words per stanza: 97
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 26 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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 Providence;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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