This is an analysis of the poem A Christmas Tree that begins with:

To night the children meet with glee
To view the fruits on Christmas Tree,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccbbddeeffeebXggcc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 22,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010101 01011101 11010101 11010111 01011101 011001101 10110111 10110101 01000101 01101101 11010101 11010101 01001101 11011111 10011101 11010001 01110001 110101100 01011001 10100101 10010101 01010011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 770
  • Average number of words per stanza: 139
  • Amount of lines: 22
  • 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; to is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word to is repeated.

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

  • summary of A Christmas Tree;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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