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

Down the hill, in the field of sweet alfalfa, they're
freezing each other, the children...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xa Xab Xcd Xb eXX aedXec
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,3,3,2,3,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101001011101 10110010 1011011010 0010101 110101 0010011110 010011100 00101 1110110111 1111111001 101010111 00111111111 10100111 1000011001010 10111 01011 11110101010 1111011010
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 99
  • Average number of words per stanza: 18
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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