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

I can see her in the kitchen,
Apron on and sleeves rolled up,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab ccXc XcXC adXd efef cgXg cdXd XdXX XgagXcccC
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11100010 1011111 100100011 1110001 11101010 0110100 10101110 1111111 11101110 1110111 11111010 1011101 11100110 1111111 11111010 1110111 11111110 1110101 11101110 1110101 10101110 1010101 11101110 1111101 10111010 1010101 00101010 0011100 10101011 1110101 11111110 1110011 10001010 1010101 11111010 0010101 11101110 0011101 11101011 1011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 127
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • 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:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; in, stirs, an', i are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words an', nor are repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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