This is an analysis of the poem The Flowers Have Tender Little Souls that begins with:

The flowers have tender little souls
That love, rejoice, aspire.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaXXbXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010110101 110101 11110101 1100010 01010100 110101 01010100 010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 231
  • Average number of words per stanza: 38
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

  • summary of The Flowers Have Tender Little Souls;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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