This is an analysis of the poem A Basket Of Flowers that begins with:

From Dawn to Dusk
DAWN... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a b cdcd eeed bbbbfffb ececggXc hbhbgggb ijijeeej cjcjkkkj ececkkkc lclcjjjc gggghhhg Xadallma nmnmdddm aXlalabbba
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,4,4,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0101 1 111110 11011 111010 11101 111010 011010 110110 11101 110010 11111 110110 11101 111011 111111 111011 11101 1011010 01011 010110 11101 1010010 100010 0011100 11111 110010 01001 110010 01101 110010 110110 010010 01101 111110 11101 110110 11111 110110 010010 110010 11001 1100010 110001 110110 10011 011110 110110 110110 11111 010110 01111 110010 11001 111010 010110 110010 11111 110110 11001 110110 01101 11101011 1110011 1011111 01011 1010110 101011 1110010 101001 110110 1011110 110110 01101 110110 11011 111110 11111 111110 111110 111011 01011 011111 01111 111111 11011 111010 110110 111110 01101 1 111110 11111 010110 11011 110111 010011 111010 11001
  • Amount of stanzas: 18
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 138
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 101
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, of are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, when, love's, the, for are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines fall, you are repeated).

    The poet repeated the same word dusk at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

  • summary of A Basket Of Flowers;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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