This is an analysis of the poem With Limping Limbs. And Drooping Leaves that begins with:

Upon its first sighting,
As a possible defect....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbcbdXc aXbecdeff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010110 1010001 0010010001010 1110001 001000001 1010001 11110 1110001 10101011010 1110010 11101 0101 101 110010 0001010 000101 0101 1101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 227
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • 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.

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

  • summary of With Limping Limbs. And Drooping Leaves;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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