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

As a sloop with a sweep of immaculate wing on her delicate spine
And a keel as steel as a root that holds in the sea as she leans, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXXc XXcba XdcdX eddeX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101001001001101001 1011110111001111 101101110101111 11101001001101011 1010111111001011 11101111001011001 11011011101011001 101111001110010 11101001001001001 11100100101101001 111001100101011101 1111010100111011 1110101101101001 1101111001001101 1111001100111101 11111001101001111 101001011001001001 1110100111111101 1010010110101001 111101111001011001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 346
  • Average number of words per stanza: 65
  • Amount of lines: 23
  • Average number of symbols per line: 60 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 11
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; as, and, you, my, your, of are repeated.

    The author used the same word as 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 Buick;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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