This is an analysis of the poem Song that begins with:

And when our streets are green again
When metalled roads are green...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaba bcbc XXXX baXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111101 1100111 11111101 01011101 11010100 11011111 11111111 11011101 11010101 11111111 11010111 01111100 11001100 11110011 11011101 01110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 140
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (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; and is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

    The author used the same words and, when at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!