This is an analysis of the poem Ownership that begins with:

In the garden that I know,
Only palest blossoms blow.... full text

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: aa bb cc cc dd dd ee bb ff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0010111 1010101 1010101 1011001 1010111 0010110 1110101 1010111 1110111 1010101 10101001 0010100 1011101 1000101 1110101 1111101 11101110 11111110
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 61
  • Average number of words per stanza: 11
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • 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.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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