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

Out of the clear starlight,
Into a tunnel of night....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay.

  • Rhyme scheme: aabccbd bbeffed
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic trimeter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 100111 0001001 1001101 110101 011111 10111 0111 110101 010101 101101 1111001 011111 001101 1101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 189
  • Average number of words per stanza: 34
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 26 (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 The Lane;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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