This is an analysis of the poem Part for the Whole that begins with:

When others run to windows or out of doors
To catch the sunset whole, he is content...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abc bdc dXc abc Xab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,3,3,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 11010101101 0101111010 0101010111 0101011101 0101010101 1001111101 0100010111 1100011101 1001011101 0101110110 01010110010 101011001 11010010101 0110000111 1101111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 125
  • Average number of words per stanza: 22
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; he, to, as are repeated.

    The author used the same word a at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    The poet repeated the same word less at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

  • summary of Part for the Whole;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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