This is an analysis of the poem Convalescence that begins with:

Underneath a tree I lie,
Watching with lack lustre eye,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccbbdd eeffeegg ddcchhdd aaiiXaii
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010111 1001101 11101001 1010101 1011011 1010101 1010111 1010100 1111111 1110001 1110101 1110101 1010111 10111001 10010001 1110001 1110101 01010100 1010101 1000101 1111111 01100101 1010011 0010101 1010001 1011001 1010111 1000101 1011100 0011101 1111100 1000101 1111101 11010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 254
  • Average number of words per stanza: 46
  • Amount of lines: 34
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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