This is an analysis of the poem Hold Yet A While (To My Own Soul) that begins with:

Hold yet a while, Strong Heart,
Not part a lifelong yoke...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XX XaXX Xabbc XXcX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,4,5,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 110111 110111 1101001101 11011111011 1111110110 11111 110101111111 0101010110 0101111101 1011011101 11110101 010101 11111101010 1101110101 1101110011
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 148
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • 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 Hold Yet A While (To My Own Soul);
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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