This is an analysis of the poem Green Chile that begins with:

I prefer red chile over my eggs
and potatoes for breakfast....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcaaXXdXa effagafhcdabbabXXbXdhgahhbaf ghXaeXg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,28,7,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011101011 1010110 1101010111 11111101 111011001 0100011101 01101010 111010001 10100110 10111001 11101110 11100 11011010 00101 10100100 11001001110 001111000010010 0101001 011100101 11101100001 100111 01001010010 01100010 1000101010 010010011 110010011 110100 1101001 1011101001 1001010 010010101 111111011 0111101110 011100101 01101 11111 0110010111 111110110110 1101101111110 1100110101 01100101001100 10100110001 011111010110 011011101101001 1010110010001101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 553
  • Average number of words per stanza: 95
  • Amount of lines: 45
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; my, her, and are repeated.

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

  • summary of Green Chile;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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