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

THE lark now leaves his wat'ry nest,
   And climbing shakes his dewy wings. ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababbb cdcdee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 01110101 11010101 11010101 10011111 0101010101 1111010111 0101100101 1100010101 1101010111 1111010101 0101111101 1111010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 286
  • Average number of words per stanza: 45
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 47 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • 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.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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