This is an analysis of the poem An Easter Flower Gift that begins with:

O dearest bloom the seasons know,
Flowers of the Resurrection blow,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXbbX cccddc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010101 100010101 111101 11010001 11110101 011000 01010101 01010001 0111010 11011101 010010101 010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 192
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • 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; of is repeated.

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

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

  • summary of An Easter Flower Gift;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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