This is an analysis of the poem The Banana's Lullaby that begins with:

When grandma wished to keep her fruit
Her apples she would take... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXbcdXd caeea bcXcfafaXcdffd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,5,14,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11010101 010111 11010101 111101 11011101 111011 11110100 110101 111011100010 1101011001 10111010 10101010 00101110101 01010101 011101 01010100 111101 10010101 110101 10101010 0011101 111011100010 1101011101 11101010 11001010 11101010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 213
  • Average number of words per stanza: 41
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • 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, to are repeated.

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

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

  • summary of The Banana's Lullaby;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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