This is an analysis of the poem Wraiths that begins with:

They know not the green leaves;
In whose earth-haunting dream ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcdefef
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111011 011101 100101 110101 101101 0111001 100101 011111 110101 1101001 1111111 1010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 376
  • Average number of words per stanza: 66
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many three dots in the poem. Readers should think of the author's idea together with the pensive speaker.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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