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

From star to star, from sun and spring and leaf,
And almost audible flowers whose sound is silence,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXa bbXc caXcX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,4,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 01010110111 1111001011010 1001011010101 101010101 0111000101 11001100111 1011101101 0101010101 0101110101 1101001101 1001011101 1101000100
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 172
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, in are repeated.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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