This is an analysis of the poem Our Own that begins with:

They walk here with us, hand-in-hand;
We gossip, knee-by-knee;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababbbXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11101101 110111 11111111 011100 11011101 110011 01110101 010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 256
  • Average number of words per stanza: 50
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (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; they, by, good are repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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