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

I defended myself in vain; now I'm slinking away
In the white moon's shade, tall spear shattered....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXbccdeaXcdfgaegcfb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 20,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10101101101001 001111110 111101110011 11011001110 111101011001 100100010 10111110101111 1011110011 1011111101 011011111101 1101001011101 10010101011 10001011111 1101010101111 1100101001 010111001 11101011 10111010 1011010 100110110
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 891
  • Average number of words per stanza: 157
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • 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 Song;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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