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

The branches looked first like tepees,
but there was no emptiness. ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXXaaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01011110 1111100 110110 1101010 010001 1010010100 1001001001 11010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 255
  • Average number of words per stanza: 47
  • 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:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in it:

  • summary of The Branches;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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