This is an analysis of the poem Last Night that begins with:

Last night your faded memory came to me
As in the wilderness spring comes quietly,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXX X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: cinquain
  • Metre: 11110100101 100100011100 1100010111 1001101111 01000101011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 110
  • Average number of words per stanza: 20
  • Amount of lines: 5
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; as is repeated.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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