This is an analysis of the poem Green Things Growing that begins with:

O the green things growing, the green things growing,
The faint sweet smell of the green things growing!... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXa aaXa aaXa aaXa aaXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10111001110 0111001110 11101101111 1010101011110 1010010100011110 1111011101110 00100100111 101101101110 11110111110 111111101110 11100101110111 00111001110 10011011010 11111111010 111101010010 1010010011110 1011010101010 110101101110 110101111101 0111001110
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 207
  • Average number of words per stanza: 39
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 51 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; green, things, growing, of, i, love are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines growing is repeated).

    The poet repeated the same word growing at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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  • summary of Green Things Growing;
  • central theme;
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