This is an analysis of the poem The Dying Swan that begins with:

O SILVER-THROATED Swan
Struck, struck! A golden dart ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababbXcXXcdbdee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 15,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 110101 110101 111111 1011 111101 110101 110101 1111 11110 01110111 111101 01010101 10011101 11010111 01011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 432
  • Average number of words per stanza: 78
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

  • summary of The Dying Swan;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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