This is an analysis of the poem Left To Wilt And Languish that begins with:

It will rain to replenish,
That which needs to be nourished....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABCDXab ABCDXXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with trochaic tetrameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 0010010 1110010 0010101 001011010001 1010010001101 0010101101110 11100101010001 0010010 1110010 0010101 001011010001 100 1 101110
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 236
  • Average number of words per stanza: 42
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many three dots in the poem. Readers should think of the author's idea together with the pensive speaker.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to is repeated.

    The author used the same word it 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 Left To Wilt And Languish;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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