This is an analysis of the poem The Lady With The Sewing-Machine that begins with:

Across the fields as green as spinach,
Cropped as close as Time to Greenwich,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aa bb cc dd bb cc ee cc ff gg hh ii
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010111110 11111010 1011011 01110101 1000100 11000100 0110101 1100101 111011001 1010011 1111101 10010111 1111111 1111101 1111111 1010100 1011101 1001111 0110011 1010101 1111101 1111111 0011101 1111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 12
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 63
  • Average number of words per stanza: 12
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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; as is repeated.

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

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

  • summary of The Lady With The Sewing-Machine;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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