This is an analysis of the poem Barren Trees Without Leaves that begins with:

There is a wish you admit,
That I should in you believe....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABCXDEA Xcfcccc GAHI ABCXDEA Xifi GAHI dXcaeacdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,4,7,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1001101 1110101 111011100 01111011000 010001001010 01111 0110101101 1111111 11011 1110 1010111 111111 11101100101 01001 11101101 1111101 110101 01110010100 1001101 1110101 111011100 01111011000 010001001010 01111 0110101101 11111 1111011 10100100 1101101100 11101101 1111101 110101 01110010100 1 1110 11101010010 101 00111 110010 10101011 101101010 00100111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 182
  • Average number of words per stanza: 32
  • Amount of lines: 42
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

  • summary of Barren Trees Without Leaves;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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