This is an analysis of the poem Forest Sounds that begins with:

Who, in the pines, may hear low voices raised
To chant in suppliant tone?...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdXdXcaca
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 1001111101 010101 1101010111 1000101 0101000101 110100 0101110100 110101 1101010101 110101 11001010111 011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 141
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; in is repeated.

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

  • summary of Forest Sounds;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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