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

The wonderful workings of the world: wonderful,
wonderful: I'm surprised half the time:...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abc Xddeba eXX XfXfXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,6,3,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 010010001100 100001101 1111100101 010110001000 011011110101 010111101 11001001011 1100110010111 111001110 11110101011 000111011000 110101001111 10100100101111 100101000010 10110111010010 01101101101 01101010100011 11100010001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 207
  • Average number of words per stanza: 36
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

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

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