This is an analysis of the poem Ghazal 51 that begins with:

My eyes drown in tears, yet thirst for but one chance
I'll give away my whole life, for Beloved, but one glance....

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: aaXaXaXa XaXaaaaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11101111111 11011111010111 001010010011110 01111111101111 11001110101111 10111011010101 011001101011 110101011101 0101010001011 0100100110010 1100101111101 110110011010 101011011011 1111011101101 011110101001 011110100110
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 424
  • Average number of words per stanza: 78
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 52 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

  • summary of Ghazal 51;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

More information about poems by Shams al-Din Hafiz Shirazi