This is an analysis of the poem Something About The Trees that begins with:

I remember what my father told me:
There is an age when you are most yourself....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010111011 1011111110 1111101 101001011111 1011111110 1111101 101001011111 1001011111 1111101 11011110010 1001011111 100101010 11011110010 1101001101 100101010 111111010 1101001101 111101110 111111010 11111011 111101110 1010111 11111011 01101010 1010111 1010111011 01101010 1111101 01011
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 131
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

    The author used the same word i 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 Something About The Trees;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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