This is an analysis of the poem She Was There that begins with:

Sitting on a tree stump,
Trying to hide the lump of pain......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcX XXdefgfh fihhdh agc effg dXiii icXffcbXd dfjefffXXdjeibc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,8,6,3,4,5,9,15,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101011 10010101 101 10100101110 01001000 111100 110010111 1100010010111 1011100101 11110101 1111110101 100 11101110 00 01010100 10111110100 01001011 01101000 1101 110011 0101 11111101 110101 1100110101 011 110101100 011 10100010 01001010 1111010 110 0111010 111 1010101 101101101 1001110111 1111010 11010111 1001010101 1 1111 1001 1101011111011 101111111 1100110101 1101 1111111 1 110110001 1110101011 010 011111101001 01011010100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 167
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 53
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

    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; my, i, she, to are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words i, and are repeated.

    The author used the same word yes 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 She Was There;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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