This is an analysis of the poem Fragments Pts 1, 11, 111 that begins with:

These broken lines for pardon crave;
I cannot end the song with art:... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cbdbdbdedXcdfcebbccg DhddhdDihjihdjkbblkkiil fefkieimmkbXebkbkeefnXefeecnhh Xahhkfhahkhekhkoeaoohe bhehg bcbc mm hoekdehedoke hooacggakhkkp Xcchkc hcakkbffbahbhbbbqq gbbaa mmXdcccd hhbchhbp bbmm ioXoqirr qggqbXhfhf qiickqpf XmqqpoocO Osbsggb ddooa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,20,23,30,22,5,4,2,12,13,6,18,5,8,8,4,8,10,8,9,7,12,14,6,9,18,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11011101 11010101 11011101 01110111 1011 0101011 01111101 11110101 01011001 11110001 00111101 010100101 011111011 11011100 11010111 01000101 11010101 10010111 100111010 10010111 10110001 11110111 01100101 010101010 11110001 10010101 11010101 11000101 11011110 11100101 11110001 10111101 11010111 01111101 01010111 001111101 11010111 01010101 01110001 11000101 10111111 01110111 01110101 11110101 01111111 11110111 01010111 11010001 01011101 10110101 01010101 11110111 11110101 111001001 11011101 10111101 11010101 01011101 01010010 11010111 11011111 11010101 01010001 11001101 11000001 11011101 01011001 11111011 11010101 11110111 00110101 11111101 11011101 01010001 11010111 10010101 01011101 10110111 10011001 01111111 11111101 11111101 01110101 01010111 11011101 11011111 00110110 01010011 11110101 01011111 101110101 11011111 10110111 11011101 11111001 10110101 10111111 1101011 01001101 111 01100111 11011101 10011101 010101010 01010001 11111111 10111101 11010001 10110101 01011111 11000111 110010101 01100101 1100111 11000101 01010101 11010111 01001101 01010101 11010101 00110100 11010101 11001101 11010111 00110101 11011111 01011101 011101110 010101010 11010111 110101111 11111101 110101011 111111010 10110100 110011110 010111111 11011111 01011111 110101010 01011001 11011111 11011101 11110011 10110101 01110011 01110101 10111011 11011111 01100101 01010001 11011101 01110101 010111111 11111011 11111011 11010001 11010111 11010100 1010 11010101 11000111 11110101 01000101 11010111 11010011 00110100 1101111 01010101 10010101 10001111 11000101 01010101 11100111 01000111 11011111 11010101 01111111 11010101 0100100 11000101 11111111 10110111 10010101 10110101 11011101 100101010 01010101 101111010 11010101 10110111 11010101 100101010 010101110 111101010 0100100010 01010001 011000100 11010111 01010101 11110101 01010101 101101010 01111101 11111001 01110111 11110111 110101110 01000100 01010101 11010110 01110001 10010100 011001001 01110100 11010111 01010101 01110011 11011101 11011101 11111101 11001101 10010101 010101010 010100010 11000101 01010101 01110101 11010111 11011111 01011101 11101101 11001111 11110101 11110101 01111101 11010101 01010111 11111100 11111101 110111101 11111101 11110101 11010101 01011101 11011101 01110100 01111111 10010101 11010001 01011111 11110101 01110101 01010101 11111111 11011101 11111101 11011101 110101111 111100101 111111011 11111111 11011101 11000111 01011111 01110101 10010011 10011101 11010111 11011101 10111100 10111111 11110101 01011101 01110101 01010101 11100101 11010101 11111111 11110101 01011001 11110111 11010101 11011101 01010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 26
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 384
  • Average number of words per stanza: 72
  • Amount of lines: 289
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, and, in, i, that, so, long, ago, lonely, more, once, thou are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, the, o, i, fade, dreams, of, so, a, thou are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines ago is repeated).

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase we connects the lines.

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

  • summary of Fragments Pts 1, 11, 111;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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