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

EACH hour that passes, dead for evermore,
Lies in the waste of ages whence the stale...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababa b b b cX cd Xede ff ffXffff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,1,1,1,2,2,4,2,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11011011101 1001010101 1010010101 1101111111 1001011101 1111010111 1111010101 0111010101 1011111101 1101011100 1111110101 1001010100 11110101110 1101110101 0101110100 1101011111 1111011101 0101100111 1101011111 11001011111 11101010001 1001010100 1011010101 1111111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 104
  • Average number of words per stanza: 19
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

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