This is an analysis of the poem Kingry's Mill that begins with:

On old Brandywine-- about
Where White's Lots is now laid out,... 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: aabbccdd eebbbbff cXaaaagg hhiibXee ggffbbjj aXddXccc ffaaeejj kkXiaaee ffllaammXbbffaaff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,17,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1110101 1110111 1011101 0011101 1011101 1011100 1011111 1011101 1110001 1001111 1001111 1011111 1011111 1010101 1010101 1111101 1110101 1011100 1110011 1111101 1010101 1111101 1010111 01011101 1010101 1110111 0110110 01111001 1010001 1111100 1010101 0111111 11100111 1110101 1010101 0011101 1011101 01010101 1011111 1110101 1011111 1111100 1110101 1111101 1010100 1111111 1110111 0011101 1000101 1010111 1000101 101111 1111101 01111001 1110111 1000101 1110101 11101001 1110101 1010111 1111011 1010100 1011101 1010101 1000111 1010111 1110101 10101 1000101 1010101 1110111 1010101 1010111 1111101 0111111 1011101 1010111 1011101 1010101 1011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 251
  • Average number of words per stanza: 47
  • Amount of lines: 80
  • 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:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; forty, years, o', where's, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words forty, and are repeated.

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

  • summary of Kingry's Mill;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

More information about poems by James Whitcomb Riley

Ordering an Essay Online