This is an analysis of the poem Weep No More For What Is Past that begins with:

WEEP no more for what is past,
For time in motion makes such haste ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXXabab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111101 11010111 11110010 11011101 01010100 11010101 01100101 11010100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 252
  • Average number of words per stanza: 45
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • 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:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

  • summary of Weep No More For What Is Past;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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