This is an analysis of the poem To The Goddess that begins with:

Goddess, I come to you
my neck wreathed with rosebuds,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AXbcdXbe XdfXbXXf AcXXecdXXbba
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,12,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101101 11100100 111010010 111001101 1110011001010 10101110 00111100 11011001010 1000101000 01100101 010110010 000101101 010100101 1001111110 011000101 111001011100100 101101 10010100101 1101010111 01101000101101 01110 111101010100 11011101 100101001000 11011011 10100111001 111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 253
  • Average number of words per stanza: 47
  • Amount of lines: 27
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; my, her, in are repeated.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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