This is an analysis of the poem Going Out To The Garden that begins with:

Going out to the garden
this morning...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abccdeXfghabi ihicXhX ecadjckaXc gkfjdccdX i eibjac ddXhh iXacdiefjhhf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 13,7,10,9,1,6,5,12,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010010 010 011 11101 0110010 010 1010 11010 1 10101 10 10 001 1011 110 101 1111 10010 11 10 01010 001 101 1101 101 11100 010 010 0101 0101 11 110 0010 1101 001 01 01 1 1011 110 110 1 010 1 001 101 0001 001 0101 01 00101 110 01101 11 0010 001 111010 010010 010 1 11011100 110 010
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 111
  • Average number of words per stanza: 22
  • Amount of lines: 63
  • Average number of symbols per line: 13 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 3
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines heat is repeated).

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

  • summary of Going Out To The Garden;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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