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

Clocks belled twelve. Main street showed otherwise
Than its suburb of woods : nimbus—-...

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: abaa aabb cccc dXdX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101111101 10100110 111001010 01010 101101011 10101100 001010100 01110 110111001 10101010 0101100101 10001 001001010 11010010 101111010 10111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 131
  • Average number of words per stanza: 22
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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 Owl;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

More information about poems by Sylvia Plath

Advertisement