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

Through the noiseless doors of Death
Three passed out, as with one breath. ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aa bb cc cc dd ee ff gg ee gG HH ii cc gg ii Xa gg cc bb gg jj Xk dd aa cc ll bb mm jj jj cc ff eE bb ii bb gg ee gG HH ee kk gg gg ee cc bb nn ee bb oo eE jj ee gg ii nnXhh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10100101 1111011 1110111 1010101 1010101 10101001 1010101 1110101 1111001 1000101 1011101 1011111 1011001 1011101 1010111 0010100 0011101 1010101 1010101 1010101 1111101 1010001 1110101 1011101 1011101 10001001 1011101 1011101 1110101 0010101 1100101 1110101 111001001 1010111 1010101 1010101 1110111 1111101 1111101 1111111 1011101 1011111 1010110 1111111 1111011 1110101 10100101 1110101 1110101 1010101 1111110 1010111 1110111 1111101 1111111 1010011 1111111 1111111 1000101 1110101 1010101 1110101 1101011 1110111 1011111 0010001 1111101 1110001 1010101 1111101 1111011 1111111 1010111 1111101 1111101 1010101 1110101 1010101 1111101 1010001 1110101 1110101 1011101 1110001 1010101 1010111 1011101 1011101 1111101 1010111 1010101 10101001 1010101 0110101 1011111 1010101 1110101 1010111 1011111 0110101 1110101 1100001 1011111 0010001 1011111 1111111 1010101 1110111 1110101 1010111 1010101 1010001 1000101 1110111 1010101 1011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 58
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 61
  • Average number of words per stanza: 12
  • Amount of lines: 116
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (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; of, and, love, side are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words slew, she, love, side are repeated.

    The author used the same word and 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 Lethe;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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