This is an analysis of the poem Our Street that begins with:

In our street, the main street
Running thro' the town,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcb bded bcbc bXdX aaaa Xeee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011011 10101 11010101 10111 111101 10101 1011101 110101 01000101 111101 0100011 111101 0100011 111101 010110101 1111110 0101011 110101 1010101 010101 1010111 10001 1000111 110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 113
  • Average number of words per stanza: 21
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (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; men, and, things are repeated.

    The author used the same word the at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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