This is an analysis of the poem Summer Song that begins with:

I looked into my heart to write
And found a desert there....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abccb Deffe ffeXf DgaaX XhddhXDgccg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,11,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11001101 110101 11110111 101101001 001001 11011101 111010 10011001 110100101 100100 11010111 1100101 11110111 11010101 010011 11011101 1100010 11100101 010110101 1101010 11111101 1111001 11011101 01011011 010101 11011101 11001010 11110111 11010111 1111110
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 153
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, my are repeated.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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