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

The city's heat is like a leaden pall—
Its lowered lamps glow in the midnight air ...

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: abbacaacXXbXXbdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0101010101 0101100111 1101011111 1011000101 1101010101 1101110101 0101010001 1111001111 110101111 1101010101 0111011111 11110100101 1011010111 1101011111 1111011101 01010100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 724
  • Average number of words per stanza: 127
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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