This is an analysis of the poem Hark! Hark! The Lark that begins with:

Hark! hark! the lark at heaven's gate sings,
And Phoebus 'gins arise,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaaXaaaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110111011 110101 010101101 11001011 11010101 011101 01011100 110101 0101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 259
  • Average number of words per stanza: 45
  • Amount of lines: 9
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

  • summary of Hark! Hark! The Lark;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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