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

BOWED o'er my staff, but raising not my head, I did not see the lightning flare. O my flock! I saw the two green eye-balls of a cat flit in the...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X X X X X X X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,1,1,1,1,1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110111101111011010111111011110011001 10001110101111011111111110001011110110011 111111011101101101101101100001 101110110010111111101011101100011 1011010101111010101010001010 1111110011010110010010110010111 01011010
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 121
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 7
  • Average number of symbols per line: 122 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 24
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; my, i, in, flock are repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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