This is an analysis of the poem A Girl's Song that begins with:

The Meuse and Marne have little waves;
The slender poplars o'er them lean....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd abab aeae adad Xfbf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 01111101 010101001 11100101 11010101 11110101 101010101 01000101 11010011 01000101 01000101 11000101 10010101 11010111 11011101 11001101 11111101 0101011 01011111 11010111 11010101 001011111 010100001 11010101 11011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 140
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 29
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (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.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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