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

From a letter from STC to Wordsworth after writing The Nightingale:
In stale blank verse a subject stale... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a aabbccddeeffggXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,16,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 00100101010100100 01110011 11111100 111101110 111111111 11100100 01110101 111110111 0111101 1111111 11010101 111011111 110111010 11110011 11110101 11010100100 1010110
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 366
  • Average number of words per stanza: 59
  • Amount of lines: 17
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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; so is repeated.

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

  • summary of About The Nightingale;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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