This is an analysis of the poem Where You Are Planted that begins with:

He's as high as a georgia pine, my father'd say, half laughing. southern trees
as measure, metaphor. highways lined with kudzu-covered southern...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay.

  • Rhyme scheme: aa Xa Xa ba XaXba
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,2,2,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 111101011101110101 11010011101010101 1010011110110011 101101001111100101 110010011100011001001 1011110111101101 01001111001110101011 101011101101101 10111001011010001110 101011100101101101 11001001101010110101 010111111100110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 154
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 77 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 13
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; southern, as, trees, in, of, i are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines trees is repeated).

    The poet repeated the same word trees at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in it:

  • summary of Where You Are Planted;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

More information about poems by Evie Shockley

Advertisement