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

Your eyes drink of me,
Love makes them shine,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbb cdcd XeXe fXea Xf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11101 1101 1111 1101 111010 1101 01101 1111 1111 11101 111 11011 010011 10110 111011 1111 010110
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 66
  • Average number of words per stanza: 14
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 18 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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