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

Across the field, beyond the church.
You see the sign post stand....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcXededfgfghihijejhdbdbdkdklmlmknkn
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 40,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010101 110111 101011111 010011 11011101 110101 11110101 1111100 11000111 011111 01011111 010100 11011011 110101 111100101 110101 110111110 1100111 1100101010 0101001 11110110 0101110 10010101 11110010 11111111 110101 11100101 111110 11111101 111101 11010111 101111 11011111 1101110 110111001 1111010 11111111 110111 01000101 110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1318
  • Average number of words per stanza: 240
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • 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; and, him are repeated.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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