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

There is a garden made for our delight,
Where all the dreams we dare not dream come true.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcabc defdef XgaXga
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1001011101 1101111111 1101111101 1111000101 1101010011 1111110101 0101011111 1101110101 01011111001 0111111101 0101011101 1111011111 1101010111 0101110111 10010101001 1101111110 1101111111 1101100111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 263
  • Average number of words per stanza: 49
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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; that, there are repeated.

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

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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