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

To Ridgely Torrence
On Last Looking into His 'Hesperides'...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aX bb cc dd XX ee Xa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,2,2,2,2,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 01010 11100001000 11011000101 11101111111 11011001111 011100101 111010111110 1101101111 111100101 111101111 11010111 111110101 1010101001 100100111
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 77
  • Average number of words per stanza: 15
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (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; i is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word not is repeated.

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

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

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

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