This is an analysis of the poem A Memory that begins with:

I remember
The crackle of the palm trees...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xabbcad Xaefecf dgfXg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010 0100011 1001011001 0101 1010100001 10101010 11101001001101 011011101010 101110110 111010101001 1110111 1000101001 11010101 11 01001 1101100 00101 110011 11100010
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 188
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines town is repeated).

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

  • summary of A Memory;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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