This is an analysis of the poem A Game Of Lawn Tennis that begins with:

What wonder that I should be dreaming
Out here in the garden to-day?... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaX acac XXXb XcXX Xbab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110111010 11001001 01101010 1001100 010110110 01011011 11001110 01111 10110101100 1011010010 01001010 01111 011111100 01011001 1010010010 1010010 11110010 11101 110111010 01001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 120
  • Average number of words per stanza: 21
  • Amount of lines: 22
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

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

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase connects the lines.

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

  • summary of A Game Of Lawn Tennis;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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