This is an analysis of the poem October Prayer that begins with:

Change me, oh God,
Into a tree in autumn ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbXXXXaXXXaabacacc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 19,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111 0001010 11110 001010 1100 10101 1111 010101 1111 111001 1111010 111 0111110 101010 1010101 0101 11 111101 0111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 409
  • Average number of words per stanza: 79
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • Average number of symbols per line: 21 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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