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

Winter is not yet gone - but now
The birds are carolling from the bough....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AABBBB ccddbb eeffgb dXccbb hhiigb XAABBBB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10011111 011100001 1011101 10110001 01011101 01010101 11011111 11010101 01010111 11110011 01011101 11000101 111100001 1010111 10110101 10010111 11010100 010100001 11111101 01010100 11010101 11010111 11110101 1111101 0110001 0010101 10011111 010101001 01001100 001000101 10011111 011100001 1011101 10110001 01011101 01010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 195
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 41
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (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; or is repeated.

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

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

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

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