This is an analysis of the poem Growth that begins with:

I watched the glory of her childhood change,
Half-sorrowful to find the child I knew,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcabc XdeXde
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101000111 1100010111 11010101 0101010011 011111110111 0100101 1111010100 0011100101 11110001 0100010100 11011000101001 110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 241
  • Average number of words per stanza: 44
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (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; eyes is repeated.

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  • summary of Growth;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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