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

On a golden dawn in the dawn sublime
Of years ere the stars had ceased to sing,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcabddcdaedacce fabfaddb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1010100101 001011101 100100111 10100101001 1110100100 011111001 010100101 100100111 1011100101 110110101 101101101 10100100111 1100110101 111111101 110111001 100101101 1010111111 110010101 101100101 10100110101 1110111111 111101101 110101111 110110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 484
  • Average number of words per stanza: 93
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, and, you are repeated.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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