This is an analysis of the poem The Eye that begins with:

To E. E. Cummings
I see the horses and the sad streets...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bcbc dede acac fdfd fcfc ffff gcgcXfdfd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01110 110101011 011101101 1010011 10011001 0110101 010101010 010010101 1101001110 110110101 0111001001 0101011 11000101 01010101 010010101 01010011 01110101 11011101 0111001001 01010001 100101001 01101100 01010101 11000101 10110111 1101010101 0111001001 1101101 11010001 110001001 110100101 01010011 11010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 121
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 33
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

  • summary of The Eye;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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