This is an analysis of the poem A Bread And Butter Letter that begins with:

THERE is a willow grows beside a pool;
Its long gray branches sweep the marble rim;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd efef
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1001110101 0111010101 1011010011 011111 0101010101 1101010101 1101010111 0100111 1001011111 0101010111 1111011101 111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 156
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (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; and is repeated.

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

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  • summary of A Bread And Butter Letter;
  • idea of the verse;
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