This is an analysis of the poem Ein Yahav that begins with:

A night drive to Ein Yahav in the Arava Desert,
a drive in the rain. Yes, in the rain....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaaXXXX X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01101100010010 010011001 111101111 1111001111 111111110 111011111100 111001101 110011 010110111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 185
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 9
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; in, hope, barbed, to are repeated.

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

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

  • summary of Ein Yahav;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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