This is an analysis of the poem The Flight of the Fire-flies that begins with:

A Dream! Midsummer Night! The torches' blaze aroused
In leaves of the nightly park! It's as if there...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xaba XbXc bbbb cdbd XcbX XebeXadac
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 011101010101 01001010101 1101000101 010101101 01001110010 110100010101 0101001010 1111110111 1110110010 11100010101 00111011110 1010010101 110111100010 00101100111 1110011110 00100100111 11111001110 1101111101 010110011110 0010100101 01011110010 01011111011 1111110110 1111011001 1101011101 1011110111 0100010111 0101000101
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 186
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • 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; there, she, in, you are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word there is repeated.

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

  • summary of The Flight of the Fire-flies;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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