This is an analysis of the poem The Death Of Regret that begins with:

I opened my shutter at sunrise,
And looked at the hill hard by,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xaba XcXc dbeb eaaX ecdc efef
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110110111 1110111 1110011011 1101101 110011010 11101011 1111110011 1101101 101010011 11011011 011101010 1010101 01000100110 11011101 1110111111 0011101 110111010 0011101 110110010 101011001 111011110 10101101 1011011110 1110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 135
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 29
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (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.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

    The author used the same word i at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

  • summary of The Death Of Regret;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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