This is an analysis of the poem And So It Ends that begins with:

And so it ends,
We who were lovers may be friends....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbcX ddeeff gghhgg ffggbb iiccbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101 11010101 11110101 11111101 10010100 111101000 11111111 11011101 11010101 11110111 11010011 11001101 11111101 11111111 11111111 11100101 11011101 10011101 11011111 01111111 01111101 01110101 000101010 110111010 10110101 11010111 11111101 11110111 1111010101 0101010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 211
  • Average number of words per stanza: 41
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • 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; my, you, this, i are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words your, the are repeated.

    The author used the same word you 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 And So It Ends;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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