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

ELM trees
and the leaf the boy in me hated ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcX Xaade faXX adfeXX eXaaaXcedb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,5,4,6,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11 101010110 101 1110 10 111 1010010 1010011 11010 1 1101 1100101 1101 11 101010 1101100 10101 1100010 1001011 11 11100010 100101 11010110 10101 1110111011 001 11110 10010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 105
  • Average number of words per stanza: 19
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 22 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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