This is an analysis of the poem Cultivated Lilac Blooming that begins with:

In violet and purple bloomed the lilac,
The lilac bloomed in pink and white and pale....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abba cdcc eXeX dffd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 01001101011 0111011111 110010101001 0111011101 1001100111 0101011101 1001010101 1101010011 0111101111 1101111011 1101010001 111111110111 0101010100 0101001111 10111110001 0111010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 187
  • Average number of words per stanza: 32
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 47 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • 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 the is repeated.

    The author used the same word the at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

  • summary of Cultivated Lilac Blooming;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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