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

There is a place I search for still,
Sequestered as the world of dreams,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababccbb cdcXeedd fdfXaadX gbgbccbbXbcbcffcc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,17,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10011111 01010101 01010101 11000101 110101001 11001101 10011101 11010101 11011101 01111111 111001101 10110100 11111111 01010101 10100101 00010101 00111101 01111101 01011101 110111000 11010111 11010101 10010101 0101001000 01111101 11110111 11100101 11010101 01110101 11010101 11000101 01010001 11110001 11001111 11111011 11101101 11001101 11010111 01001111 00010011
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 276
  • Average number of words per stanza: 52
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • 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; me, and, her are repeated.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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