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

WILTED is the leaf, and blown
By the cold wind up and down,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabB ccbBXccbB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1000111 1011111 1101101 1000111 1000111 1011101 1011101 1000111 1111111 1111001 11101101 1000111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 128
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • 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:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

  • summary of The Wilted Leaf;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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