This is an analysis of the poem Extended Family that begins with:

Yet like grandfather
I bathe before the village crow...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aX ab cd ea eb ff gh aX bb bX da af Xh bd Xd bgc dX dX gd gf ag hh gX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,3,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110 11010101 011010 11010 0100111 01000101 11111 110 11 010 11 11111 0101 11010 110 111101 1101 101 1111 10 110 10 111010 111 1101 110111 0110 110 1111 11101 1101 011 010 1111 111 11 111 111 111 1111 1100 110 010 1100 10 1 01
  • Amount of stanzas: 23
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 30
  • Average number of words per stanza: 6
  • Amount of lines: 47
  • Average number of symbols per line: 14 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 3
  • 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 Extended Family;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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