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

His eyes are bright and eager, with the brightness
of the sun,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaBcaBXdadBdebceBfcbcbXbdaXabbgGgGdhfhg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 39,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01111100010 001 101101 01111101011 101 101101 111000110010 101 0111011101 0101 1110111 1101010101111 111 1110111 110111011011 1 1110111 10101010111110 1 11101010001111 1 1110111 001011100110101 101111 11001101010 101 0010101010100 01 111101 10111011111 101 101111 0101011110111 101111 111110001101 01 111110101110 111 1010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1233
  • Average number of words per stanza: 239
  • Amount of lines: 39
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (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; his, of are repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!