This is an analysis of the poem A Song that begins with:

I had wanted a quiet testament
and I had wanted, among other things,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcXdeaaX ca C edba C aX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,2,1,4,1,2,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1110010100 1111001101 01 1100 0010100 01 10101010 010011 11111011 111110 1111110110110 01 10101110001 10100 1010101000 00110010 01 1110110 01
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 87
  • Average number of words per stanza: 16
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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