This is an analysis of the poem Green Walls that begins with:

I love all gum-trees well. But, best of all,
I love the tough old warriors that tower... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababbaab XcdccddXXdadaadda
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,17,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111111101 11011100110 0111010111 11110001010 0111110 1111111111 1101011111 11001110 11111100111 10001010101 1111111111 1111010111 111111 1001011111 0101110001 011101 1101010111 0101010111 1001110111 11110100111 110111 1111010111 1100111111 111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 342
  • Average number of words per stanza: 60
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

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

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