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

Behold, I built a fowlhouse in my yard!
Two months agone the great work was begun,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcc aXaXaa dadabb aeaeff babagg chchii cacaaa ajajaa acacjj ccccXi kkkkjj cdcdii lclciXXlclcaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0111010011 1110011110 1101001101 1111010111 1011000100 0111111110 0111010101 1111011111 1111010110 1100110010 1111010111 1101111111 1111111111 0101110101 1111011111 1011011101 1101010101 0110111101 1011010111 1111010001 1111110101 1101110001 11110101010 01010111010 1111011101 1101011101 1111010101 1101000101 1101111101 0111010101 1101110100 1101010001 1101011100 0101010101 1111110111 1101010101 1111110101 0101110101 0101010111 1101010111 1111010101 1101110101 1111111101 1101010101 0111011001 1101010101 1111111101 1101011011 1011010101 0101010101 1101010011 1111011101 1101010110 1000010001 1101010111 1111110100 1101011101 1101110100 1111010111 1101110101 1111010101 1101000101 011111010001 1111010011 1111110111 1111110111 1111111110 0101010101 0101010100 1101001101 1001011111 1011010101 1111001101 0101010100 1110010111 0100110100 1001110101 1101010111 1101010001 1101001101 1111010001 1111010001 1111010111 1111010011
  • Amount of stanzas: 14
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 249
  • Average number of words per stanza: 47
  • Amount of lines: 84
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, and, to are repeated.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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