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

UNTO thee shall be given a boat, and thou shalt all alone embark ...
The oars shall sleep along thy slumber in the dark....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aab bbccdd aacccc X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,6,6,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 10110100111110101 011101110001 1101000111 010111010101 11010101000111 1101110111 10001010111 1001010111 110101011101 110111110101 0101010101 1101110101 1101010101 1011010101 1111000111 01011010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 189
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 47 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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