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

Father Ray Byrne quickly became
a star. He played sports, danced,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcaXb cdbbeffgb hbXbXbc febXdbgh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,9,7,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10111001 011111 1111101 00101111 111101010 11110 110100111010 1011110101 101110111 1110011110 101111101 1111111101 011001010111 1010011110 100101111001 11111111 1101101001 0111101100101 1111001101001 111011000111000 011111011 1110010 11100100010 1101010100101 1010100101111 101010101 1110111011 1011111 01101110 001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 281
  • Average number of words per stanza: 54
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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