This is an analysis of the poem Time Zones that begins with:

I willed my love to dream of me last night, that we might lie
at peace, if not beneath a single sheet, under one sky....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110101111111 11010101011011 11001111011010 01110011111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 234
  • Average number of words per stanza: 48
  • Amount of lines: 4
  • Average number of symbols per line: 58 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 12
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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