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

My days are as a garden, where the dust
Of acrid fruits of Sodom sows the ground,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaXbbc acdacd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1111010101 0101010101 1101010101 11010010101 0101010100 1100010101 1101010101 1111011101 1111010101 11010010101 0101011101 1001010101 0111010101 0101010011
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 295
  • Average number of words per stanza: 54
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • 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; of, and, in are repeated.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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