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

My salt marsh
-mine, I call it, because...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xaa XaX aaX Xab aab caX dcd daX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111 111001 11101 0101000 10110 01111 1111100 110010 1001101 0101010 011011 101101 01101 010110 1011 111001 0011010 11111001 111110 11010 00111011 01011 0011 1010
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 71
  • Average number of words per stanza: 13
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 23 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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