This is an analysis of the poem Castile that begins with:

Orange blossoms blowing over Castile
children begging for coins...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XA BbX cbdce cfd gg bX hf ige faA hg BfXa XX cig Xf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,3,5,3,2,2,2,3,3,2,4,2,3,2,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010101010 101011 1111101101 11010101 111111 1101110 1101111001 10101 100010 01001111 110 11101010 101010001001 11101010 01110 11011 111010010 1111010 001001001 101101 00101101001010 0110010 101100110110 1101001010 101011 1111110 1110100 1111101101 11010 1001101000 101011101011 111011111 0101111 101011 1001 100110 0100010
  • Amount of stanzas: 14
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 81
  • Average number of words per stanza: 15
  • Amount of lines: 38
  • 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; i is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words or, does, i are repeated.

    The author used the same word i at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines tree, story are repeated).

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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