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

'Sowin' things an' growin' things, an' watchin' of 'em grow;
That's the game,' my father said, an' father ought to know.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme:
  • Stanza lengths (in strings):
  • Closest metre:
  • –°losest rhyme:
  • –°losest stanza type:
  • Guessed form:
  • Metre:
  • Amount of stanzas: 12
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 370
  • Average number of words per stanza: 69
  • Amount of lines: 72
  • Average number of symbols per line: 61 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 12
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; an', to, things, ', father, in, land, wheat, it, for, my, never, he are repeated.

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

    The poet repeated the same words wheat, ' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

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

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