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

He built a tower for all to see,
With sun-washed gardens planted wide. ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXXabcccb dddeeaaeaffea
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110101101 01110101 11010100 01111100 11110111 1100001 11011101 11110101 11010111 010111 110111001 010111011 110101011 11010100 010011101 01110111 100111 10011111 110011101 11100111 101100101 11111101 011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 402
  • Average number of words per stanza: 75
  • Amount of lines: 23
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; with, and, to, good are 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 The Tower;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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