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

WHEN shall I make a song for you, my love?
When you are nigh me? ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abba cddc ecce
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111011111 11111 111101001111 101111 1111110111 11110 11111101010 100101 1001110101 11010 11111111010 101111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 484
  • Average number of words per stanza: 86
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

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

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

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