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

Deep in the desert's fiery heart-
From bloom and verdure far apart- ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbcccX ddaaeeff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100101001 01110101 01010101 11010101 11010001 01010111 010101001 01110101 10110101 11011111 11010101 110010111 110100010 0101010010 010100001 11010100
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 281
  • Average number of words per stanza: 49
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (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; some is repeated.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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