This is an analysis of the poem Herbs that begins with:
A serviceable thing
Is fennel, mint, or balm,... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abbacccc deedcccc dffdggee hg ghggii
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,2,6,
- Closest metre: iambic trimeter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 010001 010111 100101 0100001 111101 100101 01110101 111101 110011 110111 110111 110101 110101 110001 11111101 110011 110101 101011 110011 101111 111101 110111 10110101 000101 100101 110001 1101001 010101 110101 111011 11011101 110101
- Amount of stanzas: 5
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 177
- Average number of words per stanza: 34
- Amount of lines: 32
- Average number of symbols per line: 27 (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; and, for are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words for, why, oh are repeated.
If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:
- summary of Herbs;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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