This is an analysis of the poem The Vanity Of Wealth that begins with:

No more thus brooding o'er yon heap,
With avarice painful vigils keep:... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddeefXeegghhffeeiiffjj
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 28,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111101011 010010101 110000011 11011111 11011101 111100101 01001011010 110101010 01110101 11010001 11110101 110110010 11111101 11010111 01010101 11010101 010100111 111100101 010010111 10110101 11011101 11110111 11010101 01011111 111001111 01110110 11111101 11011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1061
  • Average number of words per stanza: 188
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word still is repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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