This is an analysis of the poem To A Sky-Lark that begins with:

Up with me! up with me into the clouds!
For thy song, Lark, is strong;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay.

  • Rhyme scheme: AbAbbcc ddXeffee bXXggehhhgXfccfff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,8,17,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011010001 111101 1011010001 1010 011101110 1111111 11111011 1111100010 10111010 111010010 101111 10100111101 01101 1111111 011001001 10110 1110110 1101111111 11101001 1011101 001010011 101010 00111101010 10110001010 111000011 01110101010 1101110111 1101110011 11010111010 1011010011 1111010011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 275
  • Average number of words per stanza: 54
  • Amount of lines: 31
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • 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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; up, with, me, thou, and, as are repeated.

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

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

  • summary of To A Sky-Lark;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

More information about poems by William Wordsworth