This is an analysis of the poem Fragment 01 that begins with:

WHEN, upon the well-wrought chest,
Fiercely heat the howling wind,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcd aeae fbfb ghgh didi djdj
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010111 1010101 1010101 1010101 1010111 10100111 1111111 1110101 1110101 10000101 1110111 0010101 0110101 1011111 10111001 1110001 1011101 1010011 1110111 1010101 1111111 11111001 1111000111 1110011 1011101 1110101 1110110 11111001
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 147
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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; sleep is repeated.

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

    The author used the same word yet at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

  • summary of Fragment 01;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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