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

The girlfriend juggling with green flowers
Plays in moony gardens -...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a a a b a X c X b b a b b c XXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0111000110 101010 11101110 1011111 1111101 100110 10110011001 11011000 111111 10001 1011101101 10001010 001111 010010 10110 1010
  • Amount of stanzas: 16
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 28
  • Average number of words per stanza: 5
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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 The Elegy;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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