This is an analysis of the poem The Fruit-Rancher that begins with:

He sees the rosy apples cling like flowers to the bough:
He plucks the purple plums and spills the cherries on the grass;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd caca ecec
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11010101110001 11010111010101 11011100011101 01010101011101 11010100110001 11010111010001 1011110110101 11110011011001 01000101010111 11011101110101 01010111110101 11010101110101 11010101010101 01011101010001 11010101010011 11010101010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 241
  • Average number of words per stanza: 45
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 59 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 11
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; he, and are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word he 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 The Fruit-Rancher;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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