This is an analysis of the poem Sea Poppies that begins with:

Amber husk
fluted with gold, ...

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: XaaX Xbb XbXbb acbcc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,3,5,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101 1001 1101 10011 10 11011 011010 11111 01110 111101 1101 1111 10011 10011 1111 11001 1111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 90
  • Average number of words per stanza: 16
  • Amount of lines: 17
  • Average number of symbols per line: 21 (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.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines shells, leaf are repeated).

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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