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

This Garden does not take my eyes,
Though here you show how art of men ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXb bcbX cdcd dede fcfc gege aeae hihi jhjhXhbhb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01011111 11111101 11010101 11110101 11011101 110110111 11010111 110111000 11010101 11100101 110011101 11011101 11011101 01111111 11110101 01011111 11111101 01010101 11010101 01010111 01111101 11010111 11010111 00110100 10001101 01111101 11111101 01110111 11011111 100111110 10011101 110011110 11110111 01101101 011100100 11011101 01111101 1101011001 11110101 11011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 140
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; their, my are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word no 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 The Garden;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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